|The Air Medical Memorial Wings Story
Air Medical Memorial Wings©
Cathy Lyons Spry RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN
The idea for the Air Medical Memorial Wings© originated in January 1998 following a rise
in air medical accidents. The wings were designed as a tribute to our colleagues who
have died as a result of an air medical accident. The original wings were produced in
June of 1998.
Similar to the police and firefighters black band or strip on their badges for the loss of a
comrade, the memorial wings are intended to show respect and honor for our air medical
transport colleagues. The wings were designed so that it could be worn on any type of
Air Medical Memorial Wings© continues to provide two set of wings for each lost colleague
to be given to their family members. The service involved in the accident is contacted for
assistance in obtaining additional wings prior to the memorial service, if desired.
Memorial wings can be ordered using the order form on the site. Copy and mail the form
to the address listed, and the wings will be mailed to you.
The cost of the wings is $10 (since July 1, 2002) which includes normal postal delivery. A
minimum of $1 per wing is donated to the ASTNA Bereavement Fund. Additional
contributions are given to FARE and other air medical transport safety and research
On behalf of the Air Medical Memorial Wings© and the Air Medical and Transport
associations, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of the services and their
families that have suffered injury or loss of life. Thank you for supporting the memorial
that honors our colleagues.
For additional information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org