Veterans

March 27, 2013

Air Force Memorial launches new Website

The Air Force Association recently announced the launch of the new Air Force Memorial website: www.airforcememorial.org.

The website has undergone a total redesign to better provide people with information about visiting the memorial, hosting an event, accessing its heritage archives, leaving a tribute for a friend or a family member, and much more.

“We encourage local residents and tourists to utilize the new Website when planning your next visit to the Washington, D.C., area,” said an AFA spokesperson. “The memorial was dedicated in 2006 and since its opening more than 1.3 million have come to pay reverence to the more than 54,000 airmen who have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations.”

“The Air Force Memorial staff is thrilled the share its new Website with the American public and our AFA family,” said Barbara Taylor, managing director, Air Force Memorial. “We aimed to visually capture the splendor and majesty of this great Memorial. Our goal was for all Airmen to experience the Memorial through photography, presentations, and historical timelines all of which are presented on the new website.”

The memorial is free and open to the public every day of the year except Christmas Day. Hours are 8 a.m.-11 p.m., April 1-Sept. 30; and 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 1-March31.

For more information please call or e-mail the Air Force Memorial Office at (703) 979-0674 or afmf@airforcememorial.org. Directions to the Air Force Memorial may be found online at www.airforcememorial.org/Visit.

The United States Air Force Memorial, staffed and supported by the Air Force Association, honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. More than 54,000 airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military.

 




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