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Veterans Day Events at the National Infantry Museum— Paver Dedication, Monument Dedication, Honor Bus Tour

Nov 8, 2017

Media Advisory

 

For more information, contact:

Cyndy Cerbin

Director of Communications

706/653-9234

ccerbin@nationalinfantryfoundation.org

 

 

Veterans Day Events at the National Infantry Museum

Paver Dedication, Monument Dedication, Honor Bus Tour

 

 

Columbus, Georgia – November 8, 2017:  The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center will offer a number of special activities in recognition of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 9 and Saturday, November 11.

 

Thursday, November 9

Batson-Cook Honor Bus

Arriving 9:30 a.m.

 

Batson-Cook Construction Company’s annual tour of the National Infantry Museum for area veterans will be held Thursday, November 9. The visit includes breakfast, transportation, a guided tour and banquet lunch. Reservations are required. Visit www.honorbustour.com for more information.

 

 

Saturday, November 11

Veterans Day Mini Camp

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Patriot Hall

 

“Appreciating Sacrifice,” a 4-hour mini-camp teaching children 5-11 the meaning and importance of Veterans Day and the sacrifices Soldiers make daily. $10 per camper. Register online at

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/NationalInfantryFoundation/minicampregistration-2.html, or contact the Camp Director at campdirector@nationalinfantrymuseum.org or 706-653-9234, ext 5849.

 

 

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Donation Ceremony

10 a.m., Heritage Walk

 

Officials from Houston-based Dignity Memorial will be on hand for a brief ceremony officially donating the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall to the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

 

 

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Paver Dedication Ceremony

11 a.m., Heritage Walk

 

Following the observation of a moment of silence at 11 a.m., the Veterans Day paver dedication ceremony will commence with guest speaker CSM Martin Celestine, the US Army Infantry School’s Command Sergeant Major. More than 250 granite pavers will be dedicated, including some in a new section dedicated to Vietnam veterans. Family and friends will have the opportunity to make rubbings of commemorative pavers following the ceremony.

 

 

World War II Company Street

Noon – 3 p.m.

 

World War II Company Street, made up of seven authentic Army buildings, will be open for self-guided tours. The street includes a barracks, mess hall, chapel, supply room, orderly room and the headquarters and sleeping quarters used by General George S. Patton during the build-up to World War II.

 

 

Flag Retirement Ceremony

12:30 p.m., Fire Pit (behind museum)

 

Local Scouts will conduct an official flag retirement ceremony at the fire pit behind the museum. Visitors and residents are encouraged to bring torn, tattered or soiled flags for proper disposal.

 

 

 

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The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. As the only interactive Army Museum in the United States, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street, Global War on Terrorism Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Plaza and Giant Screen Theater. For more information, visit www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.