Location: National Memorial Arch | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1099
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army's legacy, and honor all of America's military, past and present, with special events throughout the day.
11 a.m. Commemoration Ceremony at the National Memorial Arch
The National Park Service will be joined by local and national military organizations to honor our nation's heroes through traditional ceremonial services. Guest speakers Park Ranger, William Troppman and Brigadier General Steven A. Shapiro, Commander of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia will highlight the critical role of Army Quartermaster and provisioning supplies to military units.
Concluding the event and Oath of Enlistment Ceremony will induct several new recruits into the United States Military. Immediately following the ceremony all military personnel and their families are invited to a reception in their honor in the Education Center, located next to the park's Visitor Center, courtesy of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. American Military Through the Ages at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts
Following the morning's ceremony, park staff, volunteers, and veterans will present America's military history from the perspectives of a variety of conflicts including the Revolutionary, Civil, and Vietnam Wars.
Valley Forge Trolley Tours 90 minutes
Guided tours depart from the Visitor Center at 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. 10% discount will be given to all military personnel.
Ranger-led Walking Tours 40 minutes
Meet outside the Park Theater at 12:20 p.m. & 2:20 p.m. and walk 1/4 mile to Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.