Presented by Pamplin Historical park
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier are honoring fallen military members this Memorial Day with a temporary exhibit, programs, a battlefield tour, and a ceremony on May 29, 2023.
Programming begins with a Civil War soldiers’ camp life, drill presentation by Park staff. Visitors are then invited to view the “We Are Americans: Air Force Academy Tribute to Memorial Day” film in the Park’s Education Center. A Breakthrough Battlefield Tour will give visitors a chance to learn about the events of April 2, 1865. The ceremony starts with the presentation of colors by a U.S. Army color guard from Fort Gregg-Adams, followed by remarks from the Park’s Executive Director, Colin Romanick, a cannon fire salute and the playing of TAPS.
An afternoon program titled “Music that Moves the Military” will be presented by Bill Stallings, and shares the importance of military music, on the parade ground and in battle. The viewing of “War So Terrible” which follows two Civil War soldiers, Benjamin Franklin Meyers of the Union and Andrew Jackson Stewart of the Confederacy, will be shown in the Battlefield Center.
A special display of multiple Medals of Honor will show the changes in designs and the medals for each branch of service being the: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy throughout the day. One of the medals displayed was awarded to U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Louis Cukela. Cukela is one of only 19 two-time Medal of Honor recipients who received both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I during the Battle of Belleau Woods in France. This temporary exhibit will close on June 1st.
The Park is normally open Tuesday through Sunday with the exception of Memorial Day. Daily admission for adults is $15, seniors (65+) and Military w/ID $12.00, children (6-12) $8, and children under 6 free.
One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.