For the past several days, many Americans have been able to focus on little else except the war effort.
Some East Texans attended a special air show in Upshur county today that focused on aviation history.
It reminded many of the history that pilots are making now overseas.
The event at Gilmer's Fox Stephens Field", was called "Flight of the Phoenix"
It featured vintage war-planes, and stunt flyers.
For all involved, it was a way to honor the men and women who do the job of flying warplanes in today's armed forces.