After a brief ceremony with color guard and singing of the National Anthem: World War II PB4Y Tail Gunner Russ Mulvaney will be honored.
Four fighters will fly overhead and make the missing man formation.
World’s Only Flying PB4Y Privateer – flying exhibition!
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1 PM:
WHAT: The annual Palm Springs Air Museum’s Memorial Day Ceremony & Air Fair
A vintage heavy bomber will come out of the European Hangar, take off, and after a couple of passes, drop 3,000 red and white carnations from the sky over the Museum’s tarmac behind the museum. The flower drop honors and memorializes all veterans who lost their life defending the US. The white carnations are in honor of those who fought in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The red carnations are in honor of those who died in more recent conflicts including the Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.
In advance of the 1 PM Memorial Day Ceremony and Flower Drop:
Flight exhibitions start at 10 am
Music by Heatwave Jazz Band
Children’s activities (Totally Twisted Entertainment: Balloon Creations, Harpo the Clown, Knights of Columbus helium balloons)
Food vendors include In ‘n Out Burger Truck, Cone Zone, Fries Galore, Kone Pizza, and Freedom Fighters’ Cafe
Friendly pets on leash ok.
Presenting Sponsors are Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the HN & Frances C. Berger Foundation, and the Houston Family Foundation; Flower sponsor is Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Additional sponsors are Ace Printing, Desert Water Agency, Emery Landscaping and Clearing, the Shalhoub Family, and Transpay.
WHERE: Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs
Air Fair and Memorial Day Ceremony is included with regular admission to the museum which ranges from $10.50 to $17.50. Active Military and their immediate family with ID and children 5 and under are free. Family rates are $40 and $50, depending on the age of the children. Warbird rides, food and drink are not included with museum admission.
(760) 778-6262. / www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org
The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to Preserve, Educate and Honor. Over 60 flyable and static planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 86,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. Flight simulators, children’s center and a 9,500 volume library help make history come alive.
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-6262 / www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org