Sesquicentennial State Memorial Days at Vicksburg National Military Park
Contact: Rick Martin, 601-619-2905
Each state that participated in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg will be recognized by reading a proclamation or letter from the governor of the state, honoring the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines that fought at Vicksburg 150 years ago. There will also be a wreath placed at the memorial which will stay in place through July 4, 2013, 150 years from the day Vicksburg surrendered. A special sign will also be located at each memorial with information about the units that fought during the campaign. A short ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM at the following respective monuments. The wreaths are being provided by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign.
Admission to the Vicksburg National Military Park is $8.00 per personal vehicle, and all applicable Vicksburg and National Park Service annual passes are accepted. The park is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and information regarding entrance fees or programs can be found on the park's website at www.nps.gov/vickor calling 601-636-0583.
Did You Know?
Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.