Tuesday, June 29, 2010
On the 3rd and 4th, the National Museum of the Pacific War will present its Living History Program. With the help of objects from the museum's education collection, re-enactors will show the audience the weapons and tactics that won WWII. Showtimes on the 3rd are 10:30, 1:00 and 3:30. Sunday the 4th, shows will be at 10:30, 3:30 and 6:00. Tickets are available for purchase at the event. The Annual 4th of July Parade will be at 1:00 this year on Main Street. There are always patriotic floats from all parts of the community, along with a few fun surprises. This year's Grand Marshals will all be Vietnam veterans. After the parade, there will be a program at Marktplatz and don't forget fireworks that evening. At 7:00, at Ladybird Johnson Park, there will be a concert and fireworks start at 9:30. This is only what the city and museum are sponsoring, there is sure to be more in and around town.
Put on your red, white and blue and come to Fredericksburg to celebrate the United States' 234th birthday!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Roger Moore, Photographer’s Mate Second Class in the U. S. Navy during WWII was stationed in the interior of
The Japanese occupation of
There will be a ribbon-cutting at 1:30 on Friday, June 25. All are welcome at the event at no charge; regular admission is still required to visit the entire museum. The photos will be on exhibit through December of this year.
For a copy of the press release on the exhibit, go to http://www.nimitz-museum.org/pdf/Photo_Exhibit.pdf
For more on Roger Moore, visit http://www.rogermoorephotographer.com/index.htm
Thursday, June 17, 2010
An all volunteer group of men and women, under the direction of
Shows are held at the Pacific Combat Zone, 2 ½ blocks from the
June 19&20 • July 3&4 • September 4&5 • October 2&3 • November 13&14
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The battle lasted from June 4 to June 7, 1942. Through the successful code breaking efforts of Commander Joseph J. Rochefort and his staff, Japanese plans of seizing
A simple rule was devised. Midway was instructed to send an uncoded message that fresh water was running low. When the Japanese Navy passed the information on, in its JN-25 code, Rochefort and
To find out more about this significant moment of strategic surprise, spend some time in the Midway gallery listening to the accounts of some of the men involved as well as one of the top historians on the topic.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Come out to the
The Fredericksburg High School NJROTC will place around 10,000 small flags in the courtyard and around the site to help all of our visitors remember. These flags have all been donated as a ‘thank you’ either to a serviceman or woman or to this country. At 11:30 we will have a program discussing flag etiquette and history of the flag. Immediately following and in compliance with respecting the flag, we will have a disposal ceremony. The American Legion’s Let’s be Right on Flag Etiquette states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Tattered and worn flags that have been donated throughout the year will be disposed of by Boy Scout Troop 137 of Fredericksburg. After all flags have been burned, the ashes will be buried in a flowerbed on site.
We invite you to join us for this event. There is no charge to attend.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Memorial Day Celebration held at the
An audience of around 800 men, women and children enjoyed welcoming remarks by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and a Keynote Speech by Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a retired Marine who served in
The photo on the front page of the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post is especially meaningful to those members of our community. Senator Hutchison, Land Commissioner Patterson and Mrs. Lorna Eckhardt laid a wreath for all of those lives that have been lost in the current War on Terrorism. Mrs. Eckhardt is the mother of Staff Sergeant Christopher Staats, a
The Kerrville Daily Times front page photo is of veterans standing to be recognized. They are asked to stand by military branch during the playing of the different military songs. Then, later in the program they are asked to stand based on the year they were born, the last person standing is recognized as our oldest audience member.
We are proud to have had such a good turnout. Put us on your calendar for the place to celebrate Memorial Day next year!
Both photos are credited to their respective newspapers.