Past Events – Wichita Veterans Memorial Park
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Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

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

Wreaths Across America at WVMP

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...

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

In 2017 President Trump designated March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day. This was the last day - in 1973 - when US combat troops left South Vietnam. In recognition of Vietnam Veterans, a brief ceremony will be held at WVMP's Vietnam War Veterans Memorial ...

Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemoration

“Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe. (SOURCE: Wikipedia, Victory in Europe...

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Commemoration

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...

Independence Day

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...

Korean War Cease Fire Commemoration

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...

Victory over the Empire of Japan (VJ Day) Commemoration

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: History.com, V-J Day.) WVMP will...

Commemoration of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror

Note the NEW DATE and NEW TIME. 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 who died on 9/11/01 and those who served in the subsequent War on...