The Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial
July 25, 2014
President Obama signed legislation today that designates the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at Riverside's March Field Air Museum as a national memorial. This designation will give long-overdue recognition to the courageous military aviators in California and across America who have distinguished themselves by heroism in aerial flight.
For a list of documented Distinguished Flying Cross recipients, please click here http://valor.militarytimes.com/.
To read more about the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, please click here https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr330.
The Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial is located in the Heritage Courtyard. In 2009, California District 44 Congressman Kenneth S. Calvert introduced H.R. 2788 into the U.S. House of Representatives " to desiginate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA". Senator Barbara Boxer,CA prepared a Companion bill for the U.S. Senate. The ground-breaking ceremony was held on April 30, 2010; the dedication ceremony was held on October 27, 2010. On July 25, 2014 President Obama sign legislation designating the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at March Field Air Museum a National Monument.
If you would like to purchase a tile please click the link below for a DFC Tile order.
There are two pages to the DFC Tile form, the Order Form and DFC Wings Chart. Use the DFC Wings Chart to determine correct wings for your tile.
If you are requesting a DFC Medal to be engraved on your tile please include a copy of your DD-214 and/or a copy of the DFC citation