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.

ANZAC Day Activities | April 24-25, 2014

In honor of ANZAC Day, the IMAX Theatre will have a free digital screening of Gallipoli at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. There will be a cash bar starting at 5:00 p.m.

The ANZAC Dawn Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25. A traditional rum and coffee “Gun Fire Breakfast” will be held at 6:00 a.m. at the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial on the Memorial Walk of Honor. Tram services will be available. *All activities are open to the public

 Free Family Movie Night Under the Flags | April 26, 2014

Premier Partner, Navy Federal Credit Union presents Free Family Movie Night featuring Man of Steel on Saturday April 26. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. along Heritage Walk. The free screening will start at dusk.

Armed Forces Day Celebration | May 17, 2014

The Fort Benning Sergeants Major Association will hold its fourth annual Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the museum. Some of the morning’s event include a military police dog demonstration, stereo competition, 50/50 raffle and more!

Registration is $15 prior to the event and $20 day of. Checks must be received no later than May 15, 2013. Click here for more information.

WWII Living History Event | May 24, 2014; 10AM-4PM

Join us as we relive May 1943 at Fort Benning! WWII historians, Kelly’s Zeroes will step back in time to show you what life was like for our Soldiers during the war. You will even get the rare chance to participate in the living history event on the historical World War II Company Street!
*Free entry

Memorial Day Mini Camp | May 26, 2014

Children are invited to attend a Memorial Day Mini-Camp from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. It features crafts, activities and history lessons about our nation and the sacrifices heroes make to protect our freedom. Cost is $10 per camper. Contact the Education Department at 706-685-5814 or education@nationalinfantryfoundation.org to register.

2014 Day of Honor – 173d ABN Memorial | June 13-14, 2014

The 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial Foundation will conduct an Honors Ceremony at the Memorial located on the museum’s Memorial Walk of Honor during which the names of thirteen warriors who fell during OEF XIII will be unveiled. All 173d Airborne Brigade Veterans and active duty warriors, and friends of Sky Soldiers are invited to attend. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.

On Friday, June 13, the National Infantry Foundation will dedicate a Legacy Tree at the Memorial Walk of Honor near the 173d ABN Memorial in memory of General John R. Deane, Jr. More information can be found at: http://www.173dairbornememorial.org

Summer Camp Benning | June-July, 2014

SCB_logosThe National Infantry Museum will host 5 sessions (4 levels) of camp this summer. Early registration and military discounts are available. Early registration ends on April 30. Click here to learn more.

Camp Dates:
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 & Silent Auction | August 16, 2014

saveThere will be a French flair to the National Infantry Museum’s fifth annual 1775 Society Gala this year. Paris Lights . . . Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris is planned for Saturday, August 16. Consul General and Mrs. Denis Barbet from the French Consulate in Atlanta will be our special guests.

The black-tie gala is the museum’s signature fundraiser and is hosted by the 1775 Society. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. The 10:30 Band will return this year. Tickets are on sale now for $150. The committee is soliciting items for the silent auction, including trips, experiences and local art. Call Ilene Kent at 917-584-9474 for more information. If you would like to reserve tickets, become a sponsor or serve on the committee, contact Jane Bayer at 706-685-2604 or jbayer@nationalinfantryfoundation.org.

 

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:

“Reporting For Duty, Sir!” at World War II Company Street on Flickr