VFW members and the tale of "The 27 Flags"
SEATTLE, June 22, 2011--Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation's 235th birthday with a salute to the American flag - all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States. From the first 13-star flag authorized by Congress in 1777 to today's 50-star flag, the presentation of each iteration is accompanied with the story of its symbolism in this moving and educational program for all ages. The program is at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and free with admission to the Museum.
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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.
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 $16 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
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