Military History Weekend at Discovery Park of America
The annual Military History and Armed Forces Symposium will begin today at Discovery Park of America.
The two-day event will pay tribute to military members, both past and present.
Discovery Park CEO Scott Williams told Thunderbolt News the Military History weekend highlights many aspects of the armed forces.
Williams said the weekend offers many educational opportunities for both children and adults.
The Military History and Armed Forces Symposium will begin this morning at 10:45, with the presentation of colors by the ROTC, followed by the National Anthem by Union City High School senior Kolby Craig.
At 11:00, the keynote address will be delivered by Corporal John Henley of the United States Marine Corps, who served in Vietnam, Okinawa and the Philippines.
Demonstrations, reenactment groups and vendors will be on site during the day, with a VIP Military Reception at 6:30 tonight.
On Saturday, activities will begin at 8:00 with a 5K Run and one mile fun run at Discovery Park, followed by opening ceremonies at 10:30, the guest speaking of Lt. Colonel Bernard House, and a panel discussion on the book “Better Men: Alpha Upsilon in Vietnam”.
Admission is free to current veterans and guests and student groups.