• * Armed Forces Day Open House

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    Name: * Armed Forces Day Open House
    Date: May 18, 2019
    Event Description:
    Fort Devens Museum
     
     
    FORT DEVENS MUSEUM ARMED FORCES DAY
    OPEN HOUSE MAY 18
     
     
     
     
     
    Saturday May 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM
     
    Raffles | Refreshments | Guest Speakers | New Exhibits
     
     
     
     
         11:00 AM: Experiences of Vietnam
    Hear three different perspectives on the Vietnam War: we will show a video interview made with Jim Phillips who did two tours in Vietnam; Vietnam Veteran Jack Saball of Groton will give his impressions of the war; and graduate student Shawn Driscoll will speak about the importance of teaching the Vietnam conflict to current students. 
     
         12:30 PM: Today's Army
    Major General (Retired) Bruce Zukauskas will give an overview of the U.S. Army, discussing the challenges the Army faces today. 
     
    2:00 PM: 1918 Influenza Epidemic 
    University of South Carolina History Professor Emeritus Marcia G. Synnott will talk about the epidemic as it affected Camp Devens. Then, Professor Linda Hixon of Worcester State University will detail stories discovered about epidemic victims in the Worcester area. 
     
     
     
    Friday May 17th
    10:30 AM
    Influenza Memorial Dedication
     
    Join us for a ceremony at the Rogers Field Memorial Park as we unveil a memorial to commemorate the soldiers, doctors, and nurses that died at Camp Devens during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. 
     
    Thanks to MassDevelopment and the Devens Enterprise Commission.
     
     
     
     
    Free and Open to the Public with Donations Appreciated
     
     
     
     
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For more information please call us at 978-772-1286, email us or visit our website
     
     
     
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