Presented by Pamplin Historical Park

Come and join in honoring veterans at Pamplin Park for a full day of activities and programs. At 12 Noon a presentation of colors will be followed by a cannon fire salute, followed by songs of American patriotism and from WW I sung by Deborah Soderholm. There will be Civil War programming, as well as a lecture by author & historian Alexander Barnes on U. S. Army Depot Brigades in World War I. At 3:30 pm there will be a guided walking tour of the Breakthrough Battlefield led by Pamplin Park executive director Jerry Desmond. Be sure to visit the Battlefield Center where you will find a very special exhibit, “292 Days, A City at War”, which presents the civilian side of the Civil War during the 292-day Siege of Petersburg. The exhibit actually begins with Petersburg’s early history and the impressive growth from 1675 – 1861, and then examines the huge impacts of the Siege.