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Palm Springs, California 92262
The Price of Freedom
2013-2014 Commemorative Program Season
All dates are Saturdays at 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Flight exhibitions are scheduled with most events, but please
realize that these are vintage planes subject to maintenance surprises and weather delays, so there is the possibility
that a flight may be cancelled at the last moment.
JAN—APR: NOW OPEN – TEMPORARY EXHIBIT –
WORLD WAR II PORTRAIT JOURNEY – ORDINARY
PEOPLE: EXTRAORDINARY STORIES – A Visual Tribute
by Chris Demarest is a collection of 50-plus portraits of
the men and women of World War II by guest artist-in-
residence, Chris Demarest. Mr. Demarest is an author
and illustrator of over 100 titles as well as an official
artist for the Coast Guard. For the months of January
through April, Mr. Demarest will be setting up his paints
and easel in the Museum where he'll be painting and hanging portraits honoring the
"greatest generation”. All depicting World War II service members on the job, the
portraits hang in tribute to those who served both home and abroad.
26 APR Operation Vengeance: The Killing of Admiral Yamamoto by Blaine Mack
Operation Vengeance was the military operation to kill Japanese Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack. The operation took place on April
18, 1943 during the Solomon Island campaign of World War II—exactly one year
following the Doolittle Raid. Come and learn how the US broke the Japanese Naval
code and sent a flight of P-38s on a plan that would alter the course of the war in the
26 MAY (Monday) Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair
This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial
service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price
for our freedoms. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and
flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from B-25 Mitchell bomber.
This most impressive ceremony is our way of saluting our fallen comrades.
Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Activities scheduled all
day long, Memorial Program and Flower Drop scheduled for 1PM.