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. Flight exhibitions & activities scheduled all day long, Memorial Ceremony and Flower Drop scheduled for 1PM. EXTRA OFF SITE FREE PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE
Day starts with flight exhibitions, warbird rides for sale, best to book online – https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/p-51-booking-calendar/
11 am – Clay Lacy Lear Jet Unveiling
1 pm – Flower Drop Ceremony Begins – congressional presentation to Lt. Col. F. Russ Mulvany, who was a B-24 Tail Gunner during World War II.
Special guests include Lt. Col. Bob Friend, Tuskegee Airman
Flight exhibitions scheduled include P-63, P-51, C-47, T-28, T-33, B-25, F4U Corsair
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Activities include Color Guard, Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band, music by Heatwave Jazz Band, Knights of Columbus Helium Balloons, Harpo the Clown, and Totally Twisted Balloons.
Food vendors include In ‘n Out Burger, Freedom Fighters’ Cafe, Cone Zone, Fries Galore and Kone Pizza.
Presenting Sponsors are Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Forest Lawn, and Houston Family Foundation
Additional sponsors are ACE Printing, Desert Water Agency, Emery Landscaping and Clearing, Jessup Auto Plaza, McDonalds – The Shalhoub Family and TransPay Processing