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National Museum of the Pacific War 25th Annual Veterans Day Program

U.S. Senator John Cornyn will visit Fredericksburg to deliver the keynote address for the National Museum of the Pacific War’s 25th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Sen. Cornyn is proud to represent more than 1.7 million veterans who call Texas home. As the son of a World War II B-17 pilot, who served over three decades in the Air Force, Sen. Cornyn learned from his father the value of military service and the sacrifices that every man and woman in uniform—and their families—must make.

Sen. Cornyn says he looks forward to participating in this year’s program at the National Museum of the Pacific War, where he will have the opportunity to salute the service and sacrifices of our nations’ veterans and recognize the families and community that have supported them.

The program begins at 11:00am on November 11th. That time and date coincides with the time the 1918 armistice went into effect. A children’s choir will provide music as will bagpipe players to honor all American Veterans. A rifle salute will also honor the Veterans from all branches of service.

At 12:30, the festivities move indoors. Author B. Wayne Quist will sign copies of his latest book, God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan. The book is about Quist’s uncle, Private Joe Haan, who rose from a childhood of poverty and servitude to become a decorated soldier in World War II.

Honoring our nation’s veterans continues on the weekend of November 13 and 14. At that time, the Living History volunteer group will put on three re-enactments per day. The program brings history to life, and reminds us all the true cost of war. The reenactments are extremely popular and visual and include the use of WWII weapons including guns, a tank, and a flamethrower.

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Main Phone: (830) 997-8600
Fax: (830) 997-8220
General Information: [email protected]

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