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WWII Douglas A-26 Invader to fly over Southlake’s Stars & Stripes celebration

Douglas A-26 Invader

WWII Douglas A-26 Invader

A new addition has been made to the Stars & Stripes event this year! On Friday, July 3, 2015 at approximately 8:10 PM and again at 8:30 PM a WWII Douglas A-26 Invader, named Spirit of Waco, will do a celebratory aerial display over Southlake Town Square during the patriotic ceremony.

The aircraft’s flight pattern will run south from State Highway (S.H. 114) over Town Square’s Rustin Park.

This World War II light bomber was built in 1943 by Douglas Aircraft Company and was deployed from 1944 to 1950 at three USAAF bases. Through the hard work of the Invader Squadron (a branch of the Commemorative Air Force) the plane has been fully restored and has been doing airshows since 1982.

The aircraft is currently based at Meacham Airport in the hangar of the Vintage Flying Museum.

We welcome everyone to come enjoy this exciting flyover as we celebrate and honor our Nation’s independence.

For more information about the Invader Squadron or Spirit of Waco visit click here.

For more information about Southlake’s  17th annual Stars & Stripes event visit

Join the City of Southlake for Stars and Stripes on July 3, 2014

NK6_0506_July 03_ 2013Mark your calendars!  Southlake Stars and Stripes is just around the corner and preparations are in full-swing for this year’s event.  Stars and Stripes will be held on Thursday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. in Southlake Town Square.

Gather your family and friends and come enjoy all the activities that have become  Stars and Stripes traditions.  The Southlake Community Band will kick off the evening with patriotic music in Family Park at 6:00 p.m. Your spirits will be lifted throughout the night as you experience a moving patriotic ceremony, participate in traditions and come together as one to celebrate our nation. All generations will enjoy the spectacular fireworks show that incorporates music from patriotic favorites to pop hits.

Photo ops with a military humvee, new crafts and games and a variety of food trucks and concessions will keep your family entertained. For a complete list of activities and event information, please visit the event website at

If you have questions, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019. Check back on for upcoming information regarding t-shirt sales, parking and detailed event information. We look forward to celebrating Independence Day with you!