Veterans Day activities set for the National Infantry Museum

November 7, 2012 

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, normally closed on Mondays, will be open Monday, November 12, for the observance of Veterans Day. The museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 12. There is no admission fee, however donations are welcome. The Fife and Drum restaurant will be open for lunch. Activities scheduled for that day include:

• 10 a.m. – Paver Dedication Ceremony on Heritage Walk for pavers installed since Labor Day. Guest speaker: Col (Ret) Ralph Puckett.

• 10 a.m. – “Appreciating Sacrifice,” a 4-hour mini-camp teaching children 6-11 the meaning and importance of Veterans Day and the sacrifices Soldiers make daily. Includes skits, crafts and interviews with veterans. $3 per camper.

• 10:30 a.m. – Arrival of the Batson-Cook Honor Bus. Veterans from the Dothan, Alabama, area are treated to a day at the museum including lunch and a visit with active duty Soldiers.

• Noon – Local Boy Scouts will conduct an official flag retirement ceremony at the fire pit behind the museum.

• 2:00 p.m. – Free tour of World War II Company Street

• All day – Free screenings of “Americans in the Bulge” and “Marching Once More” in the IMAX Theatre, made possible by a generous donation by the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc. A special exhibit of Battle of the Bulge artifacts will be on display in the IMAX lobby.

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