We hope that you will be able to join us at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to enjoy one of our many events happening in 2014.
Kid’s Camp and Summer Fair | March 9, 2014
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Vietnam Memorial Plaza Grand Opening and Dedication| March 21, 2014
We are proud to share that the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be part of a permanent memorial to Vietnam Veterans at the National Infantry Museum starting Spring 2014.
A dedication ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2014. Following the graduation of about 200 new Infantrymen from Charlie Company, Second Battalion, 19th Infantry, on the adjacent parade field, visitors will be ushered to the site of the memorial alongside Heritage Walk. The guest speaker for the dedication will be Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs, who earned the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism on the battlefields of Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans and their families, as well as any interested parties are encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony. Pre-registration for the dedication ceremony is not required.
Guests can also attend a symposium on Thursday, March 20 from 1-5pm. It will feature panel discussions with four Vietnam era prisoners of war and five Medal of Honor recipients. Additional guest speakers include MG H.R. McMaster, MCoE Commanding General; Joe Galloway, journalist and co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young; and Alvin Townley, author of Defiant. Seating for the symposium is limited and pre-registration is required. Register at: www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org/vietnam-memorial.
Summer Camp Benning | June-July, 2014
The National Infantry Museum will host 5 sessions (4 levels) of camp this summer. All sessions are $200 per session, per camper. Early-bird and military discounts are available for $180 per session, per camper. Early registration ends on April 15. Lunch is provided and will be based on the rations given to Soldiers at the time period campers are studying. A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here to download a registration form. Please contact Camp Director, Alexis Belman by calling 706-653-9234 ext. 5849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
June 16 – 20 and July 21 – 25 (ages 9-15) Objective: The Last 100 Yards
June 23 – 27 (ages 10-15) An Adventure Through Time
NEW! June 30 – July 3 (ages 6-8) Boots On The Ground
July 7 – 11 (ages 11-15) Follow Me!
July 14 – 18 (7th grade students and up) Leadership Camp
June 2 -6 (8th and 9th grade only) CIT Course: Counselor-In-Training
Freedom Fest 2014 | Friday, July 4, 2014
The National Infantry Museum will be hosting its annual community-wide Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, 2014. The afternoon will be filled with music, kids’ activities, historical reenactments, food and fun.
Details to follow. But mark your calendars now to join the festivities!
Fifth Annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction | Sat. August 16, 2014
Mark your calendars for the fifth annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 16, 2014. For more information regarding the Gala, sponsorships and tickets, please contact Jane Bayer at 706-685-2604 or email@example.com. Learn more about the 1775 Society here.
Flag Retirement Ceremonies
Area Boy Scouts hold proper flag retirement ceremonies at the fire pit behind the museum twice a year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. You are welcome to bring your own tattered or soiled flag for disposal either on the day of the event or in advance.
Living History Demonstrations
Throughout the year, the National Infantry Museum hosts living history demonstrations and costumed reenactments. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for scheduling announcements and check out some of our past events below: