Join us at the Museum for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony, as we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, past and present. This ceremony will feature veteran and artist Jeffrey Stenbom as the Keynote Speaker, as well as a display of art created by veterans.

Jeffrey Stenbom is a post-disciplinary artist living in Bloomington, Minnesota. He primarily works in glass but often searches for the medium that best suits the idea at hand. Stenbom is an Iraq War veteran and blends his own experience and the connection military service members share into his artwork.

You can see his piece Freedom’s Threads in the Personal Courage Wing’s World War II gallery.

FREE Admission for all veterans and active duty military on November 11, 2023!

All veterans or active duty military visiting the Museum on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023 will receive FREE general admission. Free admission can only be redeemed on-site; not applicable for online sales. Free admission does not extend to persons' entire group.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Ceremony is FREE with Museum membership and included with general admission.

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Event Schedule

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Location: Side Gallery)

  • Musical Performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Location: Side Gallery)

  • Veterans Day Ceremony Featuring:
    • Matt Hayes, President and CEO, The Museum of Flight
    • Alan Eckberg, Mayor of Tukwila
    • Joseph Gaylloyd Sisson from the African American Writers Alliance
    • Washington State Department of Veterans CFO Terry Westhoff, and State Homes Operations Director Dan Murray
    • Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Stenbom, Art+Flight Artist and Veteran
    • Video from Spokane Veterans Home showing residents creating art under the ArtsWA grant

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Location: Northwest Aeroclub Room, Red Barn 1st Floor)

  • African American Writers Alliance Writing Workshop 
    The African American Writers Alliance will host a drop-in creative writing workshop. While we focus on honoring our Ancestors & Veterans the topic is “A Place of Landing,”. The workshop will be a combination of interactive conversation, writing prompts, & Spoken Word performance. AAWA will use the science of Applied Therapeutic Arts to support deep literacy, elegantly revealing Math & Words as the Architecture of the Invisible, building blocks of the intangible, & the originating structure of all things.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Location: William M. Allen Theater)  

  • Artist Talk with Jeffrey Stenbom
    Stenbom will share his military experience, his art, and the creation of his piece Freedom’s Threads, on display in our World War II Gallery as part of our temporary Art+Flight exhibition.