Flags for the Fallen

26may(may 26)9:30 am29(may 29)5:00 pmFlags for the Fallen

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Flags for the Fallen: 26,000 flags | One Mission
Included with museum admission
Museum Members are FREE | WWII Veterans & Children under 6 are always free.
Join us to honor and remember the 26,000 airmen of the Eighth Air Force in World War II who never returned home with Flags for the Fallen: 26,000 Flags | One Mission.
Each of the twenty six thousand 48-star American flags memorialize the 26,000 men lost in the World War II Eighth Air Force in our unique memorial flag garden of remembrance.
One 48-star American flag for each of the 26,000 men lost. The men of the Eighth in WWII served and were buried under this flag.
FRIDAY, May 26 Museum & Memorial Garden Hours 10am-5pm
9:30am – Opening Ceremony for “Flags for the Fallen”
2:00-2:30pm – 100 th BG Navigator & POW Frank Murphy, shot down Oct. 10, 1943, Presented by Liz Murphy, Murphy’s Daughter
2:30-3:30pm – The Munster Mission, Mike Faley, 100th Bomb Group Historian, Moderator
4:00pm – Freckleton Air Disaster Remembrance in Memorial Garden. Honoring the 61 victims, including 38 schoolchildren, killed in B-24 Liberator crash.
SATURDAY, May 27 Museum Hours 10am-5pm
10:00-5:00pm – Memorial Garden Flags for the Fallen
Remember and Honor 26,000 Heroes of The Mighty Eighth Air Force
SUNDAY, May 28 Museum Hours 12pm-5pm
1:00-2:00pm – Living History Presentation: October 8, 1943, Bremen
Pre-Mission Briefing
4:00pm – Candle Lighting Ceremony at Museum, Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
MONDAY, May 29 Museum Hours 10am-5pm
11:00am – Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in Memorial Garden


26 (Friday) 9:30 am - 29 (Monday) 5:00 pm


National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322


National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force 175 Bourne Ave Pooler, Georgia

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