Infantry Museum is open with events Memorial Day

benw@ledger-enquirer.comMay 8, 2013 

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is normally closed on Mondays but that won’t happen with a schedule of events on May 27 for Memorial Day.

More than 200 pavers will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on the Heritage Walk. A Memorial Day Mini Camp is from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by a flag retirement at 1 p.m. and a tour of the World War II Company Street is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

One of the pavers will honor Cpl. Bryant Luxmore, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was killed last summer in Afghanistan. A group of soldiers from the division at Fort Stewart and members of his family will attend the ceremony with guest speaker retired Lt. Gen. Tom Metz, a combat commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

At a cost of $10 for each camper, children can take part in crafts, activities and a history lesson about sacrifices heroes make. Campers should bring a lunch or get food at the IMAX concessions stand.

In the afternoon, Boy Scouts will hold a flag retirement ceremony to properly dispose of used flags.

At 2 p.m., a Memorial Day concert will be performed by award winning country singer Tim Maggart and Justin Belew in the chapel.

Three military films will be available at the IMAX Theatre during the day.

Admission to the museum is always free but a $5 donation is requested. For information on the camp, call 706-685-5814.

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