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How Soon They Forget: Airports Named For Heroes


We’ve flown out of the Southern California airport named in honor of Bob Hope many times over the past several decades. Recently, as the comedian’s fame faded into history, the facility’s clueless beancounters renamed it the mundane Hollywood Burbank Airport.

There’s also John Wayne Airport, just an hour’s drive south in Santa Ana. If the trend continues, will it be renamed for that town, or maybe a more recent celebrity? Consider flying from Justin Bieber Airport.

How about another airport named for a real American Medal of Honor WW2 Navy hero, Chicago O’Hare. Will it soon be renamed Chicago O’Bama? (apostrophe intentional)

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