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August 2021

Desert Shield/Desert Storm Recognition Event

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 and include: Flag-lined sidewalk…

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September 2021

Victory Over Japan (VJ) Day Commemoration

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Known as “Victory over Japan Day,” or simply “V-J 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: History.com, V-J Day.) WVMP will…

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USS Porterfield DD 682 Reunion

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The reunion includes a ceremony held at the USS Wichita Memorial (in WVMP down along the River towards the Keeper of the Plains statue). This ceremony will occur at the USS Wichita Memorial near the Arkansas River and include: Flag-lined sidewalk Color Guard "Taps," etc…

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Berlin Airlift Commemoration

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Berlin Airlift was "a military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West Berlin by air after the government of East Germany, which at that time surrounded West Berlin, had cut off its supply routes. The United States joined with…

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October 2021

Veterans Day at the Park

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

More details coming. Please check back.

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Tolling of the Boats

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Tolling of the Boats ceremony honors and remembers all lost submarines and submarine sailors of the United States Navy. The ceremony was initiated by the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II to remember their lost friends and shipmates lost during World War…

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November 2021

Veterans Day

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

WVMP will honor all veterans who served in the US military with a ceremony at the Flag Pavillion. This ceremony will include: Flag-lined entry sidewalk to the Park’s Flag Pavilion Introduction and opening remarks Chaplain invocation Speaker Color guard presentation of The Colors 21-gun salute…

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December 2021

Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

“Taps” will be played on the bugle and a memorial wreath will be laid at the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

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Wreaths Across America at WVMP

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Approximately a one hour ceremony occurring simultaneously with other WAA ceremonies around the country. This local ceremony will occur at the Park's Flag Pavilion and include: Flag-lined entry sidewalk to the Park’s Flag Pavilion Introduction and opening remarks Chaplain invocation Color guard presentation of The…

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