More than 3,000 red and white carnations will be dropped from a B-25 Mitchell bomber Monday over Palm Springs in honor of fallen soldiers.
The Palm Springs Air Museum will host the annual Memorial Day celebration starting at 11 a.m. with an unveiling of a Clay Lacy Lear jet, according to the museum’s website. Two hours into the event, the bomber will drop the flowers to salute “fallen comrades.”
All flowers dropped from the plane can be taken home by visitors, organizers said.
The event will also host a special presentation from Lt. Col. Russ Mulvaney, who was a B-24 Tail Gunner during World War II, along with special guest Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend.
Until the flower drop and fly-by at 1 p.m., visitors can also enjoy flight exhibitions or take a ride in a warbird.
Flights in the warbirds range from $99 per person all the way up to $1,895 and should be booked in advance, organizers said. All flights are subject to weather, mechanical conditions and pilot availability with no children younger than 13 allowed in the cabin.
Free off-site parking and shuttles to the museum are offered with food vendors present at the celebration.