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May 2022

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Commemoration

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. On this day, the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military are honored. Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an…

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June 2022

D-Day Invasion Commemoration – the beginning of the liberation of Europe from Nazism

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the…

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July 2022

Independence Day

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later (July 4) delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, This ceremony commemorates America’s birthday will occur at the Park’s American Revolutionary War Memorial across from the…

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Korean War Cease Fire Commemoration

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Korean Armistice Agreement brought to an end over three years of tremendous fighting against communist expansionism and tyranny on the Korean Peninsula. WVMP will honor the the 23,600 Americans who were killed in action and the more than 103,000 who were wounded in the…

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August 2022

Desert Shield – Desert Storm Commemoration

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This ceremony will be held at the Operation Freedom Memorial and honors and remembers all those Americans who served in Desert Storm. Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This ceremony will occur at the Operation Freedom Memorial near the Arkansas River. Check back for further…

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September 2022

Victory over the Empire of Japan (VJ Day) Commemoration

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Known as “Victory over Japan Day,” or simply “VJ Day,” the term is used to refer to September 2, 1945. On that date, the Empire of Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.  (SOURCE:, V-J Day.) WVMP will…

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Gold Star Mothers and Family Day

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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November 2022

Veterans Day Commemoration

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The First World War ended on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month WVMP will honor all veterans who served in the US military with a ceremony at the Flag Pavillion. The ceremony will…

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December 2022

Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Taps” will be played on the bugle and a memorial wreath will be laid at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. This to honor the 2,008 sailors were killed and 710 others wounded;  218 soldiers and airmen (who were part of the Army prior to the independent…

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