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September 2021

USS Porterfield DD 682 Reunion

September 17, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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

Tolling of the Boats

October 3, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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March 2022

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 …

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May 2022

Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemoration

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“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…

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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 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

“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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