A walk down memory lane at the 1940's Ball

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BOULDER - The Boulder Municipal Airport was transported back in time on Saturday. Not by way of the DeLorean, but by noisy, welcomed warbirds at the 5th Annual WWII Era 1940's Ball.

The scenery looked straight out of a film set inspired by the Greatest Generation. Girls donned sky-high victory rolls and men were dressed ready to serve.

Every year the ball unites a community and bridges generations which have more in common than they often realize.

It's hard to think of many weekend scenarios that bring together veterans and millennials - all ready to dance the night away.

The setting of the evening was so picturesque that there were several wedding proposals. Each lovely lady said yes and the men won points among the crowd for creativity.

"Don't you wish this happened more than once a year?" was a comment heard more than once during the night.

A comment founder Khyentse James would most likely be proud to hear.

The ball's mission not only supports organizations including The Wounded Warriors Project and The Spirit of Flight Center Colorado, it also aims to introduce newcomers to a special time in history.

There are two other retro-themed events held in 2013 by this nonprofit. For more information, visit: www.1940sball.org.

Upload your photos of the event here: http://on9news.tv/11osbL0

This year, I was a pin up pageant contestant, you can find out how I faired at my website www.thevintageronline.com.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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