Armed Forces Day Celebration May 18

Outdoor activities with military flag raising ceremonies,  

live country music and military displays



SEATTLE, May 2, 2013--On May 18 The Museum of Flight commemorates Armed Forces Day with the Navy League of the United States, the Air Force Association, and the Association of the United States Army. Family events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. include distinguished military speakers, a country music concert, and military equipment displays.
Active military personnel and their families (up to five people total) will be admitted to the Museum for free.  

At 11 a.m. there will be a program and discussion with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor and U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Mark R. Wise. A flag raising ceremony in front of the Museum at noon will include flags of the five service branches and the POW/MIA flag. Military recruiters and ROTC groups will also be on hand throughout the day.  


Photo: Flag raising ceremony at The Museum of Flight. Photo The Museum of Flight.

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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.


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 id="mce_marker"8 for adults, id="mce_marker"5 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"5 for active military, id="mce_marker"0 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. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit


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