Saturday, December 4, 2010

Here comes that Flying Santa Claus again

Photo by Brian Tague

Friends of Flying Santa, a nonprofit organization, will be delivering toys to more than 600 children of Coast Guard families stationed  in New England this holiday season, keeping true to the tradition established back in 1929 by aviator William Wincapaw

Capt. Wincapaw and his successor, author and historian Edward Rowe Snow,  believed that these Christmas missions of good cheer were important to recognize the lifesaving crews and families who kept watch along our coast.

For more about this wonderful tradition, click here.  

There's a detailed history of the Flying Santa here.