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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is proud to announce its fourth annual Flags for the Fallen event, honoring the 26,000 Eighth Air Force airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.

Scheduled to commence on Friday, May 24th at 10:30 am, Flags for the Fallen: 26,000 Flags | One Mission will transform the Memorial Garden at the museum into a poignant tribute to these courageous heroes. The garden will be adorned with 26,000 48-star American flags, symbolizing the flag under which these brave individuals served, and for many, the flag beneath which they were laid to rest.

Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to walk through the Memorial Garden and reflect upon the sacrifices made by these airmen in the name of freedom. The display will be open from Friday, May 24th, through Monday, May 27th, 2024 covering the museum’s Memorial Garden and chapel grounds.

Volunteers play a crucial role in bringing this tribute to life, and dedicated volunteers will be placing the flags on Wednesday, May 22nd. Their efforts ensure that the memory of the fallen is honored in a meaningful and respectful manner.

“We invite the community to join us as we come together to honor and remember our fallen heroes,” says Dawn Brosnan, Director of Communications and Marketing for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. “Flags for the Fallen is not just an event; it’s a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave airmen, and we must ensure their legacy lives on.”

For more information about Flags for the Fallen and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.mightyeighth.org

 

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About the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The Museum educates visitors about the character, courage, valor, and patriotism of the brave individuals who fought in the Eighth Air Force, the largest air armada in history. The Museum uses films, exhibits, artifacts, and archival materials to tell the stories of individuals who served in the Eighth Air Force. Their sacrifices made victory in World War II possible.

Museum highlights include a fully restored B-17 “Flying Fortress” and the multimedia “Mission Experience,” an immersive simulated bombing mission in a special theater utilizing actual combat footage.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located at 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA. Operating hours are Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun, Noon – 5 pm. For more information, call (912) 748-8888 or www.mightyeighth.org.