The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way South Seattle WA 98108-4097 USA

Project Welcome Home

Campaign completed in May 2019

B-52 and Memorial Park

Project Welcome Home

The Project Welcome Home campaign (2017-2019) raised funds to support the restoration of the Museum's B-52G and was eventually transported and installed as the centerpiece in a new Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park that opened in May 2019.

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 was restored to its former glory and has a new home in a place of honor on the Museum’s campus behind the Aviation Pavilion. Visitors can reflect upon the B-52 and the nearly 8,000 other U.S. military aircraft lost during Vietnam.

In addition to the veteran B-52, the Memorial Park also features 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.

Watch Park Dedication Ceremony

Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park

B-52 Restoration

Learn more about the journey the Museum's B-52G, Midnight Express, took to get back to its former glory and “welcomed home” in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Tribute Wall

Honor the legacy of the Vietnam veteran in your life with a tribute plaque in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park.

The Museum of Flight is a proud partner of the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration.

For more information about Project Welcome Home or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park contact us at or 206-768-7234.