Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Airport proud to preserve the memories of American men, women who died in combat

By BlueSkyStaff

Published May 23, 2019

Read Time: 2 mins


0Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!

The thoughts of men shall be

As sentinels to keep

Your rest from danger free.


Your silent tents of green

We deck with fragrant flowers;

Yours has the suffering been,

The memory shall be ours.

– “Decoration Day,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As we take a day to honor those men and women who fell across the globe while defending our nation and its values, and thank their families for their sacrifices, we’d like to express our gratitude for the freedoms protected by those brave heroes.

From a permanent display honoring the Tuskegee Airmen to the solemn ceremonies held on the airfield for the dignified returns of remains of servicemen and women, Pittsburgh International Airport is proud to pay tribute to the memories of those courageous souls.


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A custom-made Honor Cart carries the remains of sailor Walter Mintus off the airfield at Pittsburgh International Airport. (File photo)

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A display honoring the Tuskegee Airmen is unveiled at Pittsburgh International Airport. (File photo)

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