The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park is now open at The Museum of Flight - come see it today!
A Place of Honor
One of The Museum of Flight’s largest and most iconic aircraft, the Boeing B-52G Stratofortress 59-2584 Midnight Express, has been lost in plain sight for the past 28 years. This veteran warbird has been restored to its former glory and now has a new home in a place of honor on the Museum’s campus behind the Aviation Pavilion. Visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.
In addition to the veteran B-52, the Memorial Park also features a statue depicting a returning aviator and five military branch flags to honor the veterans who served in all military branches between 1955 and 1975.
More about Project Welcome Home
Personalized tribute plaques along the footpath under the B-52 contributed by friends and family in honor of their loved ones.Reserve Yours Today
Vietnam Airman Statue
Learn more about the 8.5-foot tall bronze statue created by sculptor and veteran James J. Nance.Learn More
Restoration of the B-52 began in August, 2017 - see progress photos and video.Learn More
The Project Welcome Home Committee
Meet the veterans and Trustees who guided this project from beginning to end.Learn More
History of our B-52
The Museum of Flight's Midnight Express, then and now.Learn More
Lend Your Support
Our donors have helped restore this iconic aircraft and given it a home in a place of honor.Donate Today
In the Media
Project updates, interviews, news, local media coverage and more!Learn More
Thank You to our Donors
Your support has made a big impact!Thank You!
Tribute Wall & Commemorative Items
Display your long-lasting support of Project Welcome Home with a challenge coin, patch, or tribute plaque.Reserve Yours Today
For more information or how to get involved, please contact:
Marc Manzo, Major Gifts Officer
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The Museum of Flight is a proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration