Construction on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park has begun, and the opening and dedication is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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 will have a new home in a
place of honor on the Museum’s campus at
The restored Midnight Express will reside on the west side of the Museum’s Aviation Pavilion in a serene park-like setting where visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.
The plane will be joined by 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.
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Tribute Wall & Commemorative Items
Display your long-lasting support of Project Welcome Home with a Challenge Coin, Patch, or Tribute Wall plaque.Reserve Yours Today
Vietnam Airman Statue
A prominent feature of the Memorial Park will be a statue by sculptor and veteran James J. Nance.Learn More
Restoration began August, 2017. See more photos and details here.Learn More
The Project Welcome Home Committee
Meet the Veterans and Trustees dedicated to this project.Learn More
History of our B-52
The Museum of Flight's Midnight Express then and now.Learn More
Lend Your Support
Your generous support can restore this iconic veteran aircraft and give it a home in a place of honor.Donate Today
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Thank You to our Donors
Your support is making a big impact!Thank You!
For More information or how to get involved, please contact:
Trip Switzer, Vice President of Development
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Project Welcome Home is proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration