It's finally here - the dedication ceremony and official opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at The Museum of Flight. We are thrilled to share this momentous day with you, and we want to ensure you have the best experience that we can offer.
If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, we will be live streaming the dedication ceremony online. This park honors all veterans, not only those in Seattle but also around the world. Your support has helped the Museum build this Memorial Park, and we want you to be a part of this special day.
Attend the Event
Be one of the first to experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park this weekend.
The park dedication program will begin promptly at 11:00 AM on the West side of the Museum campus, behind the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and Aviation Pavilion. We have reserved handicapped parking spots close to the new park, and secured additional parking in the former auto auction lot West of Raisbeck Aviation High School. The parking lot will open at 8:30 AM on Saturday, and will only be accessible through Phoenix Drive from East Marginal Way.
Limited seating will be available for those who need it. Please feel free to bring your low-backed lawn chairs and blankets to sit on during the dedication - it is a park, after all! We will have medical professionals on-hand to assist our guests for any reason.
We will be posting the latest event updates, parking details and the link to watch the dedication ceremony online on the Museum's event calendar and Facebook event pages, so check back regularly throughout the week!
After the dedication ceremony, you are invited to visit the other galleries at The Museum of Flight. Veterans and active military will receive free Museum admission all weekend so that everyone can enjoy the Memorial Day programs we have planned.
Join us after the park dedication ceremony for a special presentation called "B-52s and American POWs in Vietnam." Veterans will share their experiences of combat during the Vietnam War, either piloting B-52 Stratofortresses or as prisoners of war. The panel discussion will include several members of the Project Welcome Home campaign's veteran committee, and will be moderated by park dedication emcee Matt Lorch from Q13 Fox. This program is FREE with Museum admission, no RSVP necessary.
"B-52s and American POWs in Vietnam" at 2:00 PM in the William Allen Theater