Memorial Day Free for Active-Duty Military and Veterans

Ceremony keynote speaker U.S. Marine veteran Michael Reagan

The Museum of Flight's Boeing B-17F with an American flag above the cockpit. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.


The Museum of Flight recognizes Memorial Day with an 11 a.m. performance by the Boeing Employee Concert Band, followed at noon with a special ceremony commemorating fallen U.S. service members. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Marine veteran and artist Michael Reagan. Other speakers in the ceremony include Museum President and CEO Matt Hayes and Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg. Veterans and active U.S. military (plus their family) receive free admission to the Museum with identification.

Special Program with Artist and Veteran Michael Reagan

At 2 p.m. Michael Reagan lead a special presentation describing on what he calls “the most important project he has ever done,” The Fallen Hero Portrait Project. In this project Reagan works with veteran’s families to hand-draw “portraits of all fallen heroes for all circumstances” free of charge. So far he has completed over 6,200 free portraits.



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