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September 2020

Berlin Veterans Airlift Association Reunion (Canceled)

September 23, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Canceled due to changing travel restrictions, etc associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus situation.

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October 2020

Tolling of the Boats

October 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conducted at the SS Dorado Memorial in Wichita Veterans Memorial Park. Officiated by the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. The name of each USN Submarine lost will be read with: Where it was lost, When it was lost, How many hands were aboard when it…

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November 2020

2020 Veterans Day Ceremony with playing of “Taps”

November 11, 2020 @ 10:55 am - 11:30 am
Wichita Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Parkway
Wichitai, KS 67203 United States
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This year's program will be in conjunction with the National Salute to Veterans which is timed to match the program at Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns.  This year's ceremony will start precisely at 1055 to allow for the intro to end before Taps is…

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Veterans Day Family Celebration – Canceled

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wichita Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Parkway
Wichitai, KS 67203 United States

Reason for the cancellation was a result of but not limited to the announcement by Sedgwick County Government that the “Face Covering and Social Distancing” order was extended to the third week in November and as such the program had to be cancelled.  

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December 2020

Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

December 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Wichita Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Parkway
Wichitai, KS 67203 United States
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"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

December 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Approximately a one hour ceremony occurring simultaneously with other WAA ceremonies around the country. This local ceremony will include: Full military honors (USAF color guard, "Taps" played live, etc) 7 wreaths mounted (1 for each branch of US military and for POWs-MIAs)

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US Army Swearing-in Ceremony

December 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New recruits will take their oaths of enlistment in Wichita Veterans Memorial Park.   "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith…

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March 2021

US Army Recruit Swearing-In Ceremony

March 13 @ 11:00 am

New recruits joining the US Army will be sworn in at WVMP.  

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Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

In 2017 President Trump designated March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day. This was the last day troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. In recognition of Vietnam Veterans, a brief ceremony will be held at WVMP;s Flag Pavilion involving: Flag-lined entry sidewalk to the Park's Flag Pavilion…

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April 2021

Civil War Reconciliation Event

April 9 @ 3:45 pm

In recognition of the Civil War ending at 3:45. (When the surrender was signed according to historians.)   Wreath laying at the Reconciliation Monument by the Flag Pavilion Chaplain Playing "Taps" on the trumpet

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