The Memorial Wall, located next to Fergus Chapel gives families a quiet place to honor and remember those who have gone before us. Center to the Memorial Wall is a monument formed by thousands of stones from EAA members across the world. Bronze plaques are installed annually on the adjacent walls to preserve the memories of those who have gone west.
A donation of $350 or more, will secure your loved one’s name and inscription on the wall with a personalized place on the 2018 plaque. Inscriptions include two lines of text with up to 28 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation. Traditionally, the first line is the inductee’s name. Each Memorial Wall inductee receives a biography (500 words maximum) plus a photo in the Memorial Wall Registry Album. Each family will receive this album, EAA will add a copy to its collection, and one will be on display in the Fergus Chapel during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
The annual dedication service at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be held on the last Sunday of AirVenture at 10 a.m. This heartwarming ceremony includes a poignant reading of the names being inducted, a breathtaking “missing man” formation of flight overhead, and concludes with the playing of “Taps.” There will be a light brunch immediately following the ceremony.
To have your loved one recognized for the dedication ceremony at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 208, your submission must be received by April 20, 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.236.1025 with any questions you may have.
Starting during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, EAA will begin plans to expand the Memorial Wall area. This year and next, EAA asks members not only to remember their loved ones, but also to bring a piece of your home to Oshkosh. EAA will have stone collection bins, to build our next centerpiece, next to the Memorial Wall for you to help us continue celebrating the lives of your own aviation heroes.
Memorial Wall Honoree Application