May 27, 2019, 10 a.m. activities begin | Ceremony 1 p.m.
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, California 92262
palmspringsairmuseum.org | psam.org
Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. is a dedication to all fallen comrades who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, the highlight to the service is a fly-by and flower drop of 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber. The entire day is filled with flight exhibitions, musical performances, WWII re-enactors, children's activities and lots & lots of flying aircraft. The 2019 event includes P-51, P-63, C-47 and B-25, and special visit by the PB4Y Liberator.
10 a.m. Flight exhibitions
1 p.m. Flower Drop Ceremony followed by Missing Man Formation and Flower
After the 1 p.m. Flower Drop Ceremony, Missing Man Formation with the fighters, plus the B-25 Mitchell Bomber will drop 3,000 red and white carnations to commemorate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Day includes flight exhibitions throughout, 1 p.m. special program, Heatwave Jazz Band, children's activities, and food vendors. Visitors may take home a carnation after the drop, and are encouraged to bring a portable chair. Friendly pets on leash welcome.
In 2017 Palm Springs Air Museum commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid. 2nd Lt. Aden Jones was the bombardier on the 3rd plane out of 16 that participated in the Doolittle Raid. Jones passed away before the US Government awarded Congressional Gold Medals to the Doolittle Raiders in April of 2015. However, the Museum presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Lt. Jones' sister, Janet Davidson. She is a Gold Star Wife and Palm Springs resident. The Flower Drop Ceremony is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. The service is held in their honor as well as the annual fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell Bomber.
The entire day is filled with flight exhibitions, bands, entertainment, and flying aircraft such as the P-51, P-63, T-28, the Bearcat and the B-25. Beer Garden for adults 21 and over.