Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum
The Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum is located on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. This facility is one of twelve museums operated by the United States Air Force and is open to the public. It is named after 1st Lieutenant Edward J. Peterson, who died during a test flight at the base in August 1942.
Backstory and Context
One of the most popular aspects of the museum is the Medal of Honor Park, which pays tribute to all United States Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest honor member of the US military can receive. In addition to information about each recipient, museum staff has planted trees as a living tribute to each recipient.
"Peterson Air Force Base History." http://petemuseum.org/peterson-air-force-base-history.