05 Nov Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to Honor Service Members in New Wall of Honor Exhibit
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to Honor Service Members in New Wall of Honor ExhibitStory submissions open from November 11 – November 30
Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2020) – With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is kicking off its new Wall of Honor campaign by recognizing past and present service members. The Foundation is accepting online submissions beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Monday, Nov. 30.Criteria for the Wall of Honor story submissions must include active duty or retired service members from the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, living or deceased. If you know a veteran who you think should be honored, the online submission form must include a photo, written story, name and military branch of the service member.
“This is a way for families, squadrons, or associations to recognize and show appreciation for veterans and their sacrifices,” said retired Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, president, and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. “The Wall of Honor is the perfect opportunity to showcase their legacy of service.”Submissions will be reviewed and the five individuals with the most compelling examples of service and contributions to Naval Aviation will be selected by January 1, 2021, for the inaugural inception of the new Wall of Honor exhibit, scheduled to unveil in Spring 2021. These service members will be permanently recognized as the first plaques to be installed in the Wall of Honor exhibit.The Wall of Honor campaign is one of the many fundraising initiatives, hosted by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, to provide resources to the National Naval Aviation Museum’s expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance and development of new exhibits.The Wall of Honor exhibit will be located on the Museum’s second floor in the Foundation’s Hall of Honor. Plaques will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum each year for generations to come.After the New Year, once the five selected service members are announced, a limited number of honor plaques will be available for purchase. Plaques are photo engraved on a silver aluminum plate measuring 5-by-7 inches. Plaques can include photos, text, insignias and logos.
About the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3), sole benefactor to the National Naval Aviation Museum—and the fuel that allows the museum to take flight. The Foundation is responsible for funding all museum operations, expansion and activity. The Foundation works diligently to raise funding through gifts and memberships. All funding, aside from Foundation staffing and operational costs, goes to the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the museum, including museum expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance, development of new exhibits and support of day to day functions—including custodial services, marketing, operation of the Museum’s various attractions (such as our Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, flight simulators, Blue Angels 4D Experience and Flight Deck gift shop), as well as the production of major events at the Museum. The Foundation also supports the advancement of STEM education through the National Flight Academy, a cutting edge, aviation-themed learning experience.