History and legends of our nations flag program followed by a program and demonstration of flag disposal by Boy Scouts at National Museum of the Pacific War‘s George Bush Gallery. The grounds of the museum will be decorated with near 5,000 flags placed by Boy Scouts and NJROTC from Fredericksburg. This program is free with standard fee for museum attendees. Please call 830/997-8600 for more information.
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 East Main Street, is hosting a day celebrating the anniversary of Admiral Nimitz’s birthday. People can attend at no cost with the purchase of Museum ticket. Regular museum hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm. Please call 830-997-4379 for more information.
Paying tribute to all Veterans from all services who have served our country, this ceremony held at the National Museum of the Pacific War in the Plaza of Presidents – Outdoor Courtyard at 340 E Main St in Fredericksburg, TX is featuring keynote speaker Author and Vietnam veteran, Allen Clark.
The program will also include patriotic musical renditions from the Ambleside School Chorale and Silver Taps (echo taps) played by Mr. Bill Smallwood and Dr. Jim Fonder. The Medina Regional Special Operations Center will render a 21-gun salute.
The program will be free and open to the public, and all veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. Veterans of all conflicts and wars will be recognized.
Award-winning author Dr. Craig Symonds will read and discuss his newest book Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Join Dr. Symonds after his presentation for cocktails and appetizers while he signs his book. In the Nimitz Museum Grand Ballroom, 340 E. Main Street at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. all (830) 997-8600 ext. 204 for more information.
Award-winning author, James Hornifischer will be available this Saturday to sign copies of his new book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal at the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 East Main Street at 2 pm on Saturday.
Hornfischer is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and the Navy League, and was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as an “Admiral in the Texas Navy.” He has appeared on the History Channel and Fox News and frequently speaks to veterans’ organizations, civic groups and professional naval organizations on the subject of the Pacific Theater in World War II.
This year’s Authors Forum will feature Elliot Carlson, recent recipient of the Eliot Morrison Award for Naval History and author of Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway; Bill Sloan, author of Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Journey From Guadalcanal to Peleliu; and Sterling Mace and Nick Allen, co-authors of Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Combat Odyssey in K/3/5. The authors will speak in order of topics, beginning with Midway and taking us all the way through Okinawa. The program will be moderated by Richard Koone, Education Coordinator. After the authors’ presentations, they will be available to sign books. Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public. It starts at 2 pm in the Nimitz Ballrom, 340 East Main Street.
Families looking to spend some quality time together out of the house and out of the heat are invited to participate in a free Family Fun Day at the National Museum of the Pacific War on Saturday.
There are plenty of activities planned for children to work on with their parents and all activities will have a brief lesson with them.
This event is free, but pre-registration is suggested to ensure enough materials are on-hand for everyone to have their own items to take home. Please email email@example.com to RSVP or call 830.997.8600 x 207. Standard admission if touring the museum.
Come for a 40′s night club experience – enjoy the best of jazz for dancing and a full slate of cocktails from the 1940s and from the military during World War II. The program will be presented by renown mixologist, author and historian, Philip Greene, from the Museum of the American Cocktail in New York City. To be held in the Nimitz Ballroom of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Live music by the Kris Kimura Quartet.
7:30 to 11 pm. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is at 340 E. Main St. Call (830) 997-8600 for more information.
70 years ago this year, World War II in the Pacific was wrapping up and the war was coming to an end. The National Museum of the Pacific War has annuonced that they will be showing famous films that cover certain battles in concurrence with the anniversary of those battles. First up, “Sands of Iwo Jima“, starring John Wayne.
These films will be free to the public and with limited seating. Films are planned to be shown at 6 pm at the Admiral Nimitz Museum, 340 E. Main, unless otherwise noted. Call (830) 997-8600 ext.223 for more information.
Dog lovers might enjoy this free demonstration showing how canines have played an important role in the military. The National Museum of the Pacific War presents War Dogs Demonstration this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard on museum grounds at 340 E. Main St., in Fredericksburg. Watch as trainers from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio train dogs for military action – bomb sniffing, attack dogs and puppy/retiree adoption programs. At 1:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Museum, Patsy Swendson, founder of the Penny’s From Heaven Foundation which trains dogs to work with wounded warriors, will be on hand. Swendson will introduce several military personnel and the dogs that help them. For information, call 830-997-8600