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Memorial Day 2021
May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, USS Intrepid Museum Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, National Desert Storm War Memorial, Commemorative Air Force Museum, and USO to honor Air Force Airmen First Class William Pitsenbarger (Honor of Medal Recipient), the 30th Anniversary of Desert Storm, and our nation’s heroes through a live and virtual tribute event on 31 May 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (PDT) streamed at: www.memorialdaylive.com.
This event will honor United States Air Force Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger whose story was portrayed in the recent major motion picture “The Last Full Measure” which showcased his story in the Vietnam War including actions which led to him being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, saving a number of American soldiers in Vietnam in 1966. Attendees and speakers will include the Film Director, Producer, Airmen who served with Pitsenbarger, and the Army Soldiers that he saved.
“This is an unprecedented chance for us in San Diego, and those online, to hear the important story of Airman First Class Pitsenbarger and his sacrifice. Such heroes and tales are important to highlight not just on Memorial Day, but each day for all of us, and especially those families and friends who lost such loved ones,” said Phil Kendro, Vice President of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Association’s Board of Trustees and Executive Producer of the event. “Every American has the ability to take a moment to reflect upon such persons, and they should.”
The live and online commemoration will be again hosted by National University’s Director of Public Safety Outreach, and former News Anchor, Marc Bailey, and will include inspiring remarks from military veterans and celebrities, memorable Memorial Day video messages, musical performances, a wreath laying and missing-man flyby.