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FREE Military Admission on Veterans Day

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Veterans Day 2018 marks the centennial of the armistice that ended “the war to end all wars.” Join us as we commemorate this landmark day in American history.

Visit with our costumed interpreter, a Salvation Army War Service “Donut Lassie,” as she shares how America’s obsession with donuts began during WWI as women volunteered on the Western Front to make these treats for the troops, a sweet reminder of home. Please enjoy a complimentary donut.

Craft your own Remembrance Poppy! The red poppy is now recognized as the symbol of the ultimate sacrifice made by American troops protecting our freedom. Inspired by the wartime poem, “In Flanders Fields,” by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D., it honors those killed in battle. Visitors are invited to make your own poppy to wear and honor our veterans and those serving in the military. Meet the curator and enjoy in-gallery activities in our newest exhibition Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I.

Activities free with Museum admission.

In honor of Veterans Day, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will offer Museum FREE admission to Active Duty and Retired Military, Veterans, and their immediate families.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park salutes and thanks all of our Armed Service members!

Free admission is offered to all military and all their immediate family members on Sunday, November 11, 2018 with valid military ID.
Free admission does not include 3D movies.


November 11, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222