Experience Our Garden
The Museum’s Memorial Garden lies outside the rear of the museum to remember those who have served in the Eighth Air Force as well as those who love and respect them. The Memorial Garden pays tribute to those who served in the Eighth Air Force during WWII and subsequent conflicts, and who are being remembered by families, friends, aircrews and others. There are many beautiful memorials throughout the garden on both sides of the reflective pool. All the memorials in the Garden have been purchased by Eighth Air Force veterans or by their families.
To the South is a memorial to the 61 fatalities that included 38 five-year old children who perished on August 23, 1944, when a B-24 bomber crashed in a thunder storm into the Holy Trinity Church of England School in Freckleton, England.
To the North of the garden is the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles, a beautiful place to take your guests and allow them to sit while the stained glass window features are described.