San Ramon Valley veterans will be welcoming families and the general public to a special three day “Pop-Up Museum” in Danville starting on Friday, November 10. The military-themed exhibits, gathered from local residents, will be displayed inside the main auditorium of the Veterans Memorial Building as well as outside the building and is centered around VETERANS DAY on November 11.
“Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid” is this year’s theme and will recognize those who flew from an aircraft carrier four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor on a one way trip to attack the Japanese mainland. Bob Fish will make a live presentation at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 11 covering the details and planning of the Doolittle Raid.
“World War II in the Philippines-The Legacy of Two Nations” is the theme of a large display and a presentation by Cecilia Gaerlan who will speak at 2:00 PM on Saturday about WWII in the Philippines, including the Bataan March.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with local veterans about their experience in more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the “Living History” area.
In addition to the live presentation, exhibits will also include military memorabilia from a variety of time periods including:
-Extensive exhibit by the Bataan Legacy Historical Society
-Full size cockpit of F-8 Crusader jet from USS Hornet (OK to climb in)
-“Huey” helicopter (OK to climb in)
-Carvings and art work by US Army combat artists
-Post 9/11-Global War on Terror display
-Aircraft Instruments and Communication gear
-Author’s Table featuring book signings by local military authors
-Children’s activities (Identify objects)
-Blue Star Moms (Send a postcard to current service men and women overseas)
Admission is FREE.
Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
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