Air Force Museum Foundation to Host First Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor Ceremony Since 2019
Dayton, Ohio – May 19, 2023 — The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., will celebrate the 2023 Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force™. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Scheduled speakers include Mr. David Tillotson III, Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force; and Dr. Rorie Cartier, Chief Executive Officer of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., which is responsible for the Wall of Honor program.
This year’s ceremony will focus on the five panels that have been installed since the last in-person ceremony in 2019. A total of 475 new names will be added to the wall. Each of the nearly 1,500 Legacy Data Plates on the Wall of Honor represents a unique and enduring tribute to someone special. These custom-etched aviation-grade stainless steel plates are displayed near the entrance to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
To view stories of the honorees on the Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor, or to find out how to purchase a Legacy Data Plate, visit www.legacydataplates.com.
About the Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., raises funds and awareness in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force™. The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501 (c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no government status. The use of the Roundel image in the Foundation's logo is with the permission of the United States Air Force; endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Air Force in fundraising activities of the Foundation is not intended nor implied pursuant to DoDI 5535.12. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit www.afmuseum.com.
About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year visitors from around the world come to the museum. In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.