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Virginia War Memorial

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621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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May 2018

Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony

May 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Honor and remember all Virginia and American service members who died serving in our Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to World Wars I and II to Korea and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan to today. Over 40 wreathes representing various organizations will be presented in remembrance of all fallen heroes. Keynote speaker is the Honorable Justin Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

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June 2018

Little Soldier Saturday

June 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity.  Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period. Space is limited, registration required. For ages 3 to 8.

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July 2018

Independence Day Weekend Concert and Picnic

July 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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A big brass concert by the Richmond Brass Consort and an old-fashioned American family picnic.

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Little Soldier Saturday

July 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity.  Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period. Space is limited, registration required. For ages 3 to 8.

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August 2018

Little Soldier Saturday

August 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity. Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period. Parents/caregivers must remain with children at all times. For questions, please call the education department at 804.786.9700.

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September 2018

Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony

September 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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The ceremony will honor and remember the nearly 3,000 who perished during the terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon in Arlington on September 11, 2001. September 11 is officially acknowledged as Patriot Day – A National Day of Mourning and Remembrance as designated by the U.S. Congress. Meet in the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater.

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Little Soldier Saturday- Canceled

September 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Canceled This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity.  Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period. Space is limited, registration required. For ages 3 to 8.

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October 2018

Little Soldier Saturday

October 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

Spark your child's love of history. This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity. Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period.

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Hike For Kids

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Challenge yourself with a 3-, 8- or 14-mile loop of the best urban hiking in the country along the James River in downtown Richmond. Benefits the Blue Sky Fund, which connects urban youth with nature. Register online now at Blue Sky Fund. Save $5 online with code: RFMH4K  

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December 2018

Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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This ceremony honors those killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, which resulted in the United States entering World War II. The Virginians at War film “Pearl Harbor“ will be shown continuously in the Reynolds Theater. Co-hosted with the Navy League of the United States, Richmond Council. NOTE: Due to the Virginia War Memorial construction and the limited parking that goes with it, the Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony has been MOVED to Saturday, December 8 at…

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Holidays on the Homefront

December 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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A family-friendly event to learn about how the holiday season has been celebrated in the United States during times of war and peace. Do traditional crafts, have a festive treat, and sing along with holiday music.

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January 2019

Artifacts Roadshow

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Virginia War Memorial Curator Jesse Smith, military weapons expert Robert House and photo and document expert Warren Swindle will be on hand to personally review and offer insights on military items from any era – from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, World Wars I and II to today. While Smith, House, and Swindle will be pleased to tell the story about each item reviewed and give preservation tips, no appraisals or monetary evaluations will be given.

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