Community Calendar

Armed Forces Day

Date: May 20, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Event Description The Historical Society of Palm Beach County presents a free public event on Armed Forces Day, 10:00 am–1:00 pm, at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Visitors will learn from re-enactors in period uniforms with weapons and vehicles from the Seminole Indian Wars, Civil War, World War II, and other eras. Other activities include a military weapons demonstration, arts and crafts, and a lecture. To learn more, call 561.832.4164 ext. 103 or visit About Armed Forces Day: Armed Forces Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May. It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services into the Department of Defense. Although it was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard days, they are still celebrated, especially within each branch.

Event Location 300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Date/Time Information Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact Information
Holly Finch, HSPBC Director of Advancement and Communications
Free to the public
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