In support of the Thunder Over Niagara air show, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Chairman Pat Brown, right, presents a contribution to air show Chairman John Cooper, center, and Niagara Military Affairs Council Chairman Merrell Lane.
Gates open at 9 a.m. for the show on Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Lockport Road. Parking and admission are free. At 11 a.m. both days, a 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds also will perform both days.
On Saturday, the Thunderbirds will honor Wheatfield resident Alan N. Dikcis, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, by putting his name on one of their jets. The Dikcis family, including Al's brother, Army Spec. Tom Cannuli, currently stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash., will be on hand for the ceremony.
For more information about the air show, go to www.thunderoverniagara.com.