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Annual Flower Drop

Ben Schenk

Annual Flower Drop

CREATED May. 27, 2012

PALM SPRINGS - Veterans from World War I to the present are being honored Monday at the Palm Springs Air museum with the annual flower drop.

A WW2 bomber plane called the B-25 Mitchell, will let out 3,000 carnations from the sky. White carnations symbolize the veterans who died in the World War I, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Red carnations will honor the veterans who died in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Desert Storm.

Also, T-34s will fly to demonstrate the "missing man" formation.

A George Patton impersonator will be there for entertainment, as well as a Bell P-63 flight exhibit, food and other activities for kids.

Rides are made available on this special day in a Stearman biplane. Coachella Valley Boys and Girls Club's Heat Wave jazz band will provide musical entertainment. Admission to the museum is from $8 to $15.  Active military and kids under 6 get in for free. For more information, call the museum at (760) 778-6262.

Written by Katrina Cebreiro