Save the date and join us from May 26 through Memorial Day 2022 for the return of Flags for the Fallen: 26,000 Flags|One Mission.This tribute, located in the museum’s Memorial Garden, honors the 26,000 Eighth Air Force airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. 26,000 48-star American flags, the flag under which these men served, and many are buried, will fill the garden and give visitors a chance to walk through and remember those heroes who didn’t return home.
Schedule of Events
The Memorial Garden will be open to the public from May 26 – May 30.
Entry to Flags for the Fallen, along with all scheduled programs shown below, is included in your regular museum admission.
As you walk among the 26,000 flags you will hear the Roll Call for the Fallen Eagles.
“If you hear their names, they shall not be forgotten.”
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
|May 26 10:00am||Opening Ceremony||Rotunda & Memorial Garden|
|May 28 11:30am||Living History Presentation, October 1943 Bremen pre-mission briefing||Nissen Hut, Mission Experience|
|May 28 1:00pm||Living History Presentation, Women in the Eighth Air Force in England||Colonial Group, Inc. Art Gallery|
|May 28 11:30am||Living History Presentation, October 1943 Bremen post-mission debriefing||Nissen Hut, Mission Experience|
|May 28 4:00pm||Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial Ceremony
Remembering the 61 victims, including 38 British schoolchildren, killed in a tragic B-24 Liberator crash
|Freckleton Children’s Garden, Memorial Garden|
|May 29 12:15pm||Living History Presentation, October 1943 Bremen pre-mission briefing||Nissen Hut, Mission Experience|
|May 29 1:00pm||Veterans Panel Discussion
Maj John “Lucky” Luckadoo, 1Lt James Frolking, and TSgt Bruno Gallerani
|May 29 2:30pm||Book Signing | Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage during the Bloodiest Campaign in Military History with Maj John “Lucky” Luckadoo and author Kevin Maurer||Rotunda|
|May 29 3:00pm||Living History Presentation, Women in the Eighth Air Force in England||Colonial Group, Inc. Art Gallery|
|May 29 4:00pm||Candlelighting Ceremony||Chapel of the Fallen Eagles|
|May 30 11:00am||Memorial Day Wreath Laying||Memorial Garden|
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