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Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance

Monday May 27th, 2013

Time: 10am-4:30pm

Cost: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 62) and $7 for children 4-17(children 3 and under free).

Heritage Hill remembers America’s War Veterans and pays tribute to all members, past and present, of the United States Armed Forces. The day will begin at 10am as local veterans and our historic Fort Howard Soldiers conduct a memorial service at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of Camp Smith.

See below all the activites

10:00am- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Join members of the American Legion and Heritage Hill’s military re-enactors as they remember the service of unknown soldiers that are interred at the park near the education center.

Education Center

Watch famous speeches

Listen and watch famous speeches by Douglas McArthur, Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. FDR-Pearl Harbor Address, Eisenhower-Order of the Day, MacArthur-Farewell to Congress and MacArthur-Thayer Appearance

Make a Medal Craft

Visitors will have the opportunity to view pictures of notable United States War Medals as well as create and make their own commemorative medal to honor a hero in their life.

Ethnic Agriculture Area

Cotton House

Tour the Cotton House throughout the day to learn more about local relief efforts during the Civil War.

Belgian Farm

As part of your regular tour, learn how local Belgian immigrants responded to draft laws during the war.

Fort Howard Area:

10:30am- Fort Howard Parade Ground

Watch the Fort Howard military re-enactors raise the colors on the parade ground.

11:00am- Fort Howard Parade Ground

Children will enjoy learning how to march and drill just like our Fort Howard military re-enactors.

12:30- Fort Howard Hospital and Parade Ground

Listen to the Gettysburg Address. Then follow the Fort Howard military re-enactors to the parade ground as they fire a musket salute to honor all who gave their lives during the nation’s conflict at that time.

2:00- Fort Howard Parade Ground

Children will enjoy learning how to march and drill just like our Fort Howard military re-enactors.

2:45- Fort Howard Parade Ground

Join the Fort Howard military re-enactors on the parade ground as they fire a musket salute to honor all who gave their lives during the nation’s conflict at that time.

4:15- Fort Howard Parade Ground

Watch the Fort Howard military re-enactors retire the colors on the parade ground

Ongoing- Officer’s Quarters As part of your regular tour, learn what was happening at Fort Howard during the Civil War.

Growing Community Area

Print Shop

Make your own recruitment poster just like ones seen throughout Wisconsin during the Civil War.

La Baye

Ongoing interpretation will be in the Fur Traders Cabin.

Concessions-Tank Barn

Concessions from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM while supplies last. Cash or credit cards accepted.

Sponsors

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Festival Foods

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