Flags for the Fallen

26,000 Flags | One Mission


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Flags for the Fallen.

Each year, the museum pays tribute to the 26,000 brave airmen of the Eighth Air Force who sacrificed their tomorrows during World War II with Flags for the Fallen. This unique flag garden of remembrance consists of a 48-star American flag for every airman who lost their life in action. The men of the Eighth served in World War II and were laid to rest under this flag.

The Mighty Eighth Museum’s goal is to gather, safeguard, and share the stories of these Eighth heroes. Each of the 26,000 flags represents an airman who made the ultimate sacrifice. You can contribute to Flags for the Fallen by volunteering or donating.