Free admission for veterans and U.S. military
SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013--The Museum recognizes the contributions of America's veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The events begin on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month with the Boeing Employees' Concert Band, performing until 1 p.m. The formal ceremony begins at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Vietnam War veteran Bill Bradfield, recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service flying as a U.S. Air Force Forward Air Controller over Vietnam in 1968. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Museum President and CEO Doug King and City of Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton.
On Veterans Day all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel will be admitted to the Museum free of charge. Otherwise, all Veterans Day programs are free with admission to the Museum.
Copies of Bill Bradfield's Distinguished Flying Cross citations can me read online.
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The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant air- and spacecraft, the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co., and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 100,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org
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