The Silent Wings Museum will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20th, by offering free admission to past and present members of the military and their families.

The Silent Wings Museum preserves and tells the story of the World War II Military Glider Program, many of whom trained in the same location when it was the South Plains Army Airfield.

The Museum will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 20th.

Active duty and retired military service members and their families can receive free admission by signing the guest book and indicating their branch of service, squadron, and dates of service.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.