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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE USAF HOSTS A VIETNAM VETERANS SALUTE WITH A REPLICA VIETNAM WALL AND B-52 FLYOVER

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  • By Ty Greenlees

The museum will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Memorial Aug. 18-21. This 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall bears the names of more than 58,000 service members killed in Southeast Asia.  As a backdrop for this memorial exhibit the museum will host a B-52 fly-over, USAF Flight One Pop-Up Concerts, historical displays, Veteran presentations and more.

In conjunction with this memorial event, the museum will have Panel 44 on display in the 4th building from Aug. 16-24. Panel 44 is a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial containing the names of 337 American service members who died between March 9 -16, 1968. The panel was originally produced in 1982 to go on display in Washington D.C., but was ultimately not placed because of a crack.

The AVTT Vietnam Memorial will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 18-21 located outside the museum near the flag pole.  Historical ground and aviation gear displays, Veteran presentations, panel discussions and USAF Flight One Pop-Up Concerts will take place inside the second building.

The B-52 Stratofortress fly-over is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Aug.19 and is weather dependent.

In 2022 we proudly celebrate 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force. Throughout the year we will host a variety of events and exhibits to share the history of the Air Force and the stories of our airmen with the public. A complete schedule of events and exhibits is available at   https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/75th-anniversary/

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

                                                                                
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