Korean War Memorial
All benefits from the Taste of Flight Gala support the Planes of Fame Air Museum, it's aircraft, and programs which include veteran appreciation, youth education, and scholarships. A portion of the 2019 event went towards the completion of our Korean War Memorial. You may also donate directly to the memorial here:
Korean War Memorial
A Tribute to The Forgotten War
The Korean War Memorial will be located in front of the Planes of Fame Air Museum. The memorial will commemorate the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War. The War was one of the most hard fought in our history. During its relatively short duration from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, over 36,000 Americans died in hostile actions in the Korean War theater. Of these, 8,200 are listed as missing in action, lost, or buried at sea. In addition, 103,284 were wounded during the conflict.
PROGRESS TO DATE:
We have completed the grading, permitting, retaining wall, entrance ramp installation, dug a 30 ft. deep footer to support the F-86, painted & installed the MiG, and restored the F-86 aircraft.
We need to paint and install the F-86, pour the concrete walking path, install the memorial & educational elements, and complete the finishing touches (i.e. landscaping, lighting, etc.).
With a brick in the Korean War Memorial at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, you have a unique opportunity to create a lasting tribute to loved ones.
For only $100, you can honor your personal hero with a classic red brick to be installed in the Korean War Memorial at Planes of Fame Air Museum. Three lines of personalized text allow you to list your name, a loved ones name, the name of a Korean War veteran, a military unit, squadron, ship, or branch of the armed forces — the choice is yours. These fathers and grandfathers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors overcame an incredible challenge and they deserve a memorial that will last for generations to come.