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Title:Memorial Day 2014
Description:MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 26, 2014 Gates Open at 10 AM ~ Activities Conclude at 3 PM Admission is Free The National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor is now open. This beautiful building is patterned after historic Carpenters Hall of Philadelphia, meeting place of the first Continental Congress, September 5, 1774. A historic marker at Carpenters Hall says, "Within these walls, Henry, Hancock and Adams inspired the delegates of the Colonies with nerve and sinew for the toils of war." We invite you to the National Veterans Shrine to experience the stories of our veterans who have borne the burden of the toils of war and keeping the peace. Who are they, what did they do for our country, what do we owe them? These are the everyday heroes who are in our families, churches, and communities. They live modest lives, most feel they did nothing extraordinary, and they seek no special recognition for doing their duty. Yet each of them was prepared to give their all. Every one of these heroes – these veterans – is someone’s child. They came from all walks of life to answer our country’s call. They served in war and peace; lives were changed. They became a band of brothers, and sisters. They all have stories that must be told. 10:30 AM Calling all soldiers! Step forward, sign the muster sheet and join Washington's Army (Constitution Green) 11:00 AM Hear Patrick Henry, Trumpet of the Revolution (Colonial Chapel) 11:30 AM A musical salute to America's Veterans (Liberty Hall). This convocation will include music by the Montevallo Community Chorale. Mr. Dave Baird, ABC 33/40 News Anchor, will be our special guest. Be sure your visit also includes a trip to our Oval Office, Colonial gardens, Concord Bridge and Randall Museum of American History. Play games on the Green, meet George Washington and Phillis Wheatley. Witness a Purple Heart ceremony and wreath laying at the Veterans Shrine.
Event Date(s):5/26/2014 10:00 AM - 5/26/2014 3:00 PM