Flags for the Fallen

26,000 Flags | One Mission

 

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.

The 26,000 flags were only placed because of our amazing volunteers! We want YOU to be part of the experience this year! Volunteer to Place the Flags

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
Rotunda
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

2022 Savannah Memorial Day
Warbird Expo

 

Ride a Commemorative Air Force warbird at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport’s Sheltair Aviation
May 26 – May 30

Fly with the Commemorative Air Force
Media Inquiries
Pete Nichols pnichols@mightyeighth.org 912.988.1847


All media inquiries should be directed to Pete Nichols at pnichols@mightyeighth.org | 912.988.1847