Tukwila officials to join veterans recognition at Museum of Flight
October 26, 2012 · 4:32 PM
Tukwila dignitaries will participate in the Museum of Flight's recognition of the contributions of America's veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11.
The events begin on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month with the Boeing Employees' Concert Band, performing until 1 p.m.
The formal ceremony begins at 1 p.m., with museum President and CEO Doug King, Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton, Tukwila City Council members, and speaking for veterans at the ceremony will be USAF Lt. Gen. Charles "Chick" Cleveland. At 2 p.m. there will be a lecture and book signing with Gen. Cleveland, who will sign copies of the new biography of his life, "Once a Fighter Pilot," by Warren Trest.
The Museum of Flight is home to the American Fighter Aces Association, founded to recognize the 1,442 combat pilots who have received the special designation of "ace."
The museum is at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., on Boeing Field in Tukwila.