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EAA Begins Expansion of the Memorial Wall

November 27, 2019 - Paul Poberezny desired to create a place on EAA's grounds where family and friends could remember and honor their loved ones in quiet dignity. At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 1989, the first Memorial Wall ceremony was held.

Located along the edges of Pioneer Airport and adjacent to the Fergus Chapel, the Memorial Wall provides a peaceful place to pay respect to those who have gone west.

Throughout the past 28 years, EAA and loved ones have honored more than 2,000 individuals with a passion for aviation. We are grateful to have these tributes as part of EAA's history and to be a place where the legacy of passionate aviation enthusiasts and pilots is carried on forever.

The time has come for expansion of this beautiful area to ensure families and friends will have a place to honor those who have gone before them. The expansion of the Memorial Wall is currently in progress, with plans to finish the final addition after AirVenture 2020.

We want to invite you, our members, as well as EAA chapters across the country and world, to bring stones from your geographic locations to be dropped off at the Memorial Wall during AirVenture this summer.

EAA will have stone collection bins placed next to the Memorial Wall during AirVenture this year. Stones should range in size between a softball and a volleyball.

The stones will create a centerpiece for this expanded area, which will also include flowers and flowering plants.

To honor your loved one for this year's ceremony, applications are due by April 26, 2020. To submit your application, please visit here. If you have questions please feel free to contact the Donor Relations office at 800-236-1025 or donor@eaa.org.

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