Museum Honors Veterans Day Nov. 11

. October 26, 2012


The Museum of Flight

SEATTLE, – The Museum recognizes the contributions of America’s veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

The events begin on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month with the Boeing Employees’ Concert Band, performing until 1 p.m. The formal ceremony begins at 1 p.m., with Museum President and CEO Doug King, City of Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton, City of Tukwila Councilmembers, and speaking for veterans at the ceremony will be USAF Lt. Gen. Charles “Chick” Cleveland. At 2 p.m. there will be a lecture and book signing with Gen. Cleveland. On Veterans Day all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. Otherwise, all Veterans Day programs are free with admission to the Museum.

American Fighter Aces Symposium
Lecture and Book Signing with USAF Lt. Gen. Charles “Chick” Cleveland
2 p.m.
USAF Lt. Gen. Charles “Chick” Cleveland is a Korean War ace and president of the American Fighter Aces Association. During this program Gen. Cleveland will talk about his life as a fighter pilot, field questions from the audience, and sign copies of the new biography of his life, “Once a Fighter Pilot,” by Warren Trest.

The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots who have received the special designation of “ace.”

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org

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