Memorial Day program slated Monday morning

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Capt. Curtin, USN

 

Honoring all those who died while in service to the United States military will be a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

The public is invited to gather for the free program in the “Memorial Courtyard,” located just inside the museum’s front entry at 340 East Main Street.

In addition to the program, the museum has planned a “Pacific Combat Zone Living History Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, when authentically-clad volunteers will re-enact scenes of combat from World War II in three programs each day.

Featured as part of the service will be the placement of a wreath by “Gold Star Mothers” — those who have lost a son or daughter in service to this country.

The wreath, being donated by Dodds Family Tree Nursery of Fredericksburg, will be presented by several members of the Gold Star Mothers organization, a nationwide group of women who have lost a child in service to the United States military.

In addition to the wreath, adorning the courtyard will be nearly 60 flags placed for World War II veterans, ships and organizations. Among those will be one which specifically honors those who have died in more recent wars in the Middle East.

Guest speaker will be a former USS Nimitz navigator, Capt. Rex L. Curtin, USN, Commodore of Training Air Wing Four Chief of Naval Air Training in Corpus Christi.

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