In honor of Veterans Day, Orlando Science Center will host a wreath laying ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at the Red Tails Monument in Loch Haven Park, in partnership with Vision of Flight and made possible by Lockheed Martin. The ceremony is free to attend, and will be a brief and simple ceremony honoring veterans, including a bugler honoring fallen heroes with “Taps.”
From November 1 through the 17, veterans and active military with military ID will receive free admission and their attending family members will receive 50% off admission, which is also made possible by Lockheed Martin.
The Red Tails Monument serves as a symbol of courage and triumph over adversity that inspires future generations in their pursuit of academic success and careers in STEM fields, such as aviation. During World War II, the Red Tail Pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the Army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.
Remember to visit Orlando Science Center during the month of November for special Aviation Month activities! Then join us on November 16 & 17 for Aviation Weekend, with special flight themed demonstrations and activities. From animal encounters focused on flight to Paper Glider challenges – you’ll soar through science all month long!
As our military serves our country proudly, their families serve, too. Lockheed Martin works with nonprofit partners like Orlando Science Center and Vision of Flight to support the active duty force and their families. In addition, more than 25,000 veterans work at Lockheed Martin. To learn more about Lockheed Martin’s commitment to veterans, click here.
There is no cost to attend the Red Tails Monument ceremony. For guests who are not veterans or military personnel who want to explore Orlando Science Center after the ceremony, general admission is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors/students, and $15 for youth (ages 2 – 11).