• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Veterans Day Commemoration

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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.

 
National Memorial Arch
Program Participants

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Philadelphia, PA
Valley Forge Military Academy & College
Captain Harris D. Buckwalter American Legion Post 0164 & VFW Post 6341 Royersford, PA
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25 Collegeville, PA
Bugles Across America
The Friends of Valley Forge Park

To all military personnel, from all of us at Valley Forge, we thank you for your service.
 

Parking
Parking for the commemoration ceremony is available at the National Memorial Arch. Additional parking is available at the Wayne's Woods Picnic Area, just past the Arch 1/4 mile on the right. Follow the Encampment Tour Route (Outer line Drive to 252 to Rt 23 East) to return to the Education Center located in a separate building adjacent to the Visitor Center.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

For questions and media inquiries contact:
Stephanie Loeb
610-783-1013
Veterans Day News Release

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