Memorial Day Ceremony
May 30, 2023 11:00 AM –4:00 PM
The Museum of Flight’s Memorial Day Ceremony returns to an in-person event this year. Commemorate the lives of loved ones and strangers who gave the last full measure of devotion in service to their country.
The wonderful Boeing Band will play a selection of patriotic music beginning at 11:00 AM. Then at 12:00 PM join us for a moving presentation in the Side Gallery with Keynote Speaker, Derek Abbey, Ph.D., President and CEO of Project Recover.
Afterwards, at 2:00 PM in the William M. Allen Theater, we'll host a special screening of To What Remains, the story of Project Recover, a small team of accomplished scientists, oceanographers, archaeologists, historians, researchers, and military veterans, who have dedicated their lives to scouring the depths of the ocean and the farthest corners of the earth, to search for, recover, and repatriate the remains of the more than 80,000 Americans missing in action since WWII.
In breathtaking imagery filmed over several years and intimate interviews with Project Recover team members and MIA families, To What Remains takes viewers inside this emotional journey to honor our fallen servicemen, from the discovery of wreckage on the seafloor in the South Pacific, to the living room of a stunned family in middle America, to a well-deserved final resting place at home.
Derek Abbey will give a brief introduction and host a Q&A after the film.
- 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Boeing Band performs
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Memorial Day Presentation and Keynote
- 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Film Screening: To What Remains; Q&A to follow
All activities are FREE with Museum admission.
Free Admission for Active-Duty Military & Veterans
Free Admission for active-duty military personnel and up to 5 family members, including National Guard and Reserve, from May 21 through Labor Day (Sept. 5) with Active military ID or Common Access Card (CAC). Please present your card or ID to the Visitor Services Representative upon arrival. Not redeemable online.
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We are also proud to offer an admission discount for Veterans/Retiree (including spouse and dependents) with valid Veteran/Retiree ID. Show at Admissions desk.
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