The Champaign Aviation Museum
Is holding on Saturday, October 1st, 10:30am
a Remembrance Ceremony for all USAAC
Airmen who served in WWII during the period December 8, 1941 to September 2, 1945.
During the Ceremony the relatives of the AAC servicemen
who sacrificed so much for our freedom are invited to read the name of their loved one (living or deceased) into our Honor Roll.
After the Ceremony the name of each service men
(alive or deceased) will be entered in the museum’s online memorial and can viewed by the public.
The first annual event (2015) pictures are presently shown on the Champaign Aviation Museum’s website.
A “Hall of Honor” form can be filled out prior to coming to the museum. The data on the form, marked with an asterisk, can be read by a relative or friend to the audience during the ceremony. The name of the veteran will be called, and the reader is invited to come to the podium and share the veteran’s information. Upon completion of each reading a large bell will “ring in” the name of the veteran into the “Hall of Honor” in a respectful manner.
-- May we suggest the “Hall of Honor Form” is filled out before you come to the Ceremony.
-- We will collect the form from you when you arrive.
After the Ceremony the veterans and/or their relatives will be available to answer questions and share experiences.
Mementos, pictures, shadow boxes, medals or books can be put on display and shown by the veterans or family.
The Ceremony is open to everyone who has an interest in
and Honoring and Remembering the USAAC veterans of WWII.
There is no charge and the Museum welcomes everyone.
“Last year’s Ceremony”.
We encourage all family and friends who participated in 2015 to join us again in the 2016 Ceremony.
During this year’s Ceremony a volunteer from the Museum will read the names of all the Airmen who were inducted into the Hall of Honor during the 2015 Ceremony.
“We must never forget their names”.
To view listing of the program click on PDF icon here >>>