Veterans Day Ceremony and Events
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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.
Commermoration Ceremony at the National Memorial Arch (tour stop #3)
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
11 a.m.- Ceremony begins with posting of colors and national anthem
11:10 a.m.- Welcoming remarks
11:15 a.m.- Remarks from Pennsylvanian politicians
11:45 a.m.- Guest speaker introduction
12 p.m.- Wreath laying, artillery salute, and moment of silence
12:05 p.m.- Oath of Enlistment given to new recruits
12:15 p.m.- Penn View Brass Band
12:25 p.m.- Retiring of colors
American Military through the Ages at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (tour stop #2)
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.
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Join the Encampment Store guides for the is 90 minute tour starting at the Visitor Center. All military personnel will receive a 10% discount.
Ranger-led Walking Tours
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet outside of the Visitor Center upper doors and join a ranger for a 40 minute, 1/4 mile walk, to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.
Artillery Firing Demonstartion at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (tour Stop #2)
Rangers and volunteers dressed as an 18th-century cannon crew will conduct a firing demonstation and artillery program.
Washington's Headquarters (tour stop #5)
9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Visit the house that George Washington rented during the encampment. General Washington and his military staff worked, dined, and slept here for 6 months. Martha Washington, servants, slaves, and various guests were also living and working in this small house.