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2014-2015 Path to Liberty Commemorative Programs Most Programs have flight exhibitions, depending on weather and mechanical issues.* Sponsorship Opportunities Available - call 760-482-1836 for info KIDS SUMMER CAMPS & ACTIVITIES Click here for full schedule JAN THROUGH MAY - WW2 PORTRAIT JOURNEY - VISUAL TRIBUTE TO GREATEST GENERATION BY ARTIST CHRIS DEMAREST  Monday, May 25, 2015 Palm Springs Air Museum’s 18th Annual Memorial Day Air Fair & Flower Drop Honors 27 Families Whose Loved Ones Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Flight exhibitions start at 10 am: Aircraft scheduled to fly are a P-38, our P-51, our P-63 (one of only four in the world that are currently air-worthy,) a Spitfire Supermarine, our T-28, and a Stearman (PT- 17) courtesy of Tom Ackland, plus the B-25 dropping the flowers. Music by Heatwave Jazz Band 82nd Airborne Living History Association (Re-enactors) Children’s activities (Totally Twisted Entertainment: Balloon Creations, Harpo the Clown, Knights of Columbus helium balloons) Food vendors (Freedom Fighter’s Café, Dickey’s BBQ, Grills Gone Wild, Big Easy Sandwich Company, Cone Zone, K of C Pizza) Beer Tent (Hangar 24 Craft Brewery & Bud & Bud Light from Heimark PT-17 Rides For Sale on site   1 PM: Memorial Day Ceremony & Flower Drop, Plus Missing Man Formation: This year the Palm Springs Air Museum’s Memorial Day Ceremony commemorates the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War Two. We also pay special honor to 27 local families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice. Banners with their names and the date of their sacrifice line the parking lot.  After a brief ceremony with color guard and singing of the National Anthem, four fighters (P-38, our P-51, our P-63 and a Spitfire) will fly overhead and make the missing man formation. A vintage B-25 Bomber will come out of the European Hangar, take off, and after a couple of passes, drop 3,000 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.    Sponsors include Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the HN & Frances C. Berger Foundation, the Houston Family Foundation, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, McDonald’s Restaurants, All Custom Golf Carts, Desert Water Agency, Classic Party Rentals, KDES-FM Live Remote, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, PS Plane Rides and Palm Springs Volvo.   Events are included with regular admission to the museum which ranges from $9 to $16. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own portable chairs. Active Military and their immediate family with ID and children 5 and under are free. Family rates are $32 and $40, depending on the age of the children. (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 28 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. Flight simulators, children’s center and a 9,000 volume library help make history come alive. *Programs subject to change   
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