The Museum of Flight’s Memorial Day Ceremony commemorates the lives of loved ones and strangers who gave the last full measure of devotion in service to their country. 

We'll begin with the patriotic stylings of the Boeing Employee Concert Band at 11:00 AM in the Side Gallery, followed by remarks at 12:00 PM from Museum President and CEO, Matt Hayes, the Mayor of Tukwila, Allen Ekberg and a special keynote address from U.S. Marine veteran Michael Reagan.

Then at 2:00 PM, join Michael Reagan in the William M. Allen Theater. Reagan will go in depth on what he calls "the most important project he has ever done," The Fallen Hero Portrait Project. He is creating portraits of all of the Fallen, free of charge for their families. So far he has completed over 8,700 free portraits. This story is much bigger than can be written here. We invite you to the Museum to hear the full story.

Michael once commented that he was given a gift and hoped he was doing what he was supposed to be doing with it. It is obvious that he is doing exactly that. He will never forget these losses. It’s all about Love and Respect.

A selection of portraits from The Fallen Hero Portrait Project will be on display throughout the day.

Event Details

Date: Monday, May 29, 2023 
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM


  • 11:00 AM - Boeing Employee Concert Band
  • 12:00 PM - Ceremony Begins
  • 2:00 PM - Special Presentation by U.S. Marine veteran Michael Reagan

Ceremony is FREE with Museum admission.
For active-duty military and veterans, we offer FREE Museum admission on Memorial Day.

Learn more about special offers for veterans and active-duty military.