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“The Candy Bombers and America’s Finest Hour” – Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2pm
December 8, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am$12.50 - $15
A multi-media presentation by Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, the original “Candy Bomber,” and Andrei Cherny, author of “The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour.” Featuring excerpts of Col. Halvorsen’s home movies of the 1948-49 airlift, a Q&A discussion about the airlift, and book signings. Refreshments that celebrate the Presidio’s historic association with chocolate will be served. In the 18th century, large shipments of chocolate were sent to the Presidio and Juan Bautista de Anza breakfasted on chocolate during his expedition. Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings, hot chocolate and cookies, and assorted candies like those dropped by the Candy Bomber. $15 adult, $12.50 youth 7-13, children free.