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December 2020

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 This was the last day troops were withdrawn from Vietnam.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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May 2021

Victory in Europe (VE) Day Commemoration

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

"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 Commemoration

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Unfortunately, this event was canceled due to inclement weather.) 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…

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June 2021

D-Day Invasion Commemoration

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 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 2021

Independence Day Commemoration

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 Armistice Day

July 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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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