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Memorial Day Remembrance
May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs this Memorial Day. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission.
The recreated 124th New York Infantry will demonstrate the life of a Civil War soldier with camp life and drill throughout the day. An display of Medals of Honor can also be viewed throughout the day.
A viewing of “We Are Americans: Air Force Academy Tribute to Memorial Day” will be shown at 10:00 am followed by a Breakthrough Battlefield tour at 11:00 am. A special ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm with remarks made by the executive director, a color guard of soldiers from US Army Fort Gregg-Adams and the playing of TAPS.
Afternoon programming includes a “Music that Moves the Military” presentation and demonstration followed by a presentation on Mortuary Affairs by US Army Sergeant 1st Class, Richard Garcia a Mortuary Affairs Specialist at 3:00 pm. Mortuary Affairs is part of the US Army Quartermaster Corps whose duties include locating and identifying remains in the field, ensuring safe transport of the deceased and their belongings, and assisting with arrangements and military honors at their burial site.
All activities and programs are included with regular daily paid admission.