Be sure to check this schedule often, we add events throughout the year
March 28th (rescheduled to June 13th) - Author’s Night, Robin Hutton “Sgt. Reckless America’s War Horse” story
May 9th - BIAMC Motorcycle Benefit Run
May 25th - Memorial Day at Claquato Cemetery Tree of Life Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Museum
Rescheduled to June 13th - Author’s Night, Robin Hutton “Sgt. Reckless America’s War Horse” story
June 18th - Kody Norris & Band in concert
July 18 & 19th - Civil War Battles
June 18th - Kody Norris band Bluegrass Concert
June 25th - Desert War Remembrance Day
August 1st - Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day
September 6th - Rust or Shine Car Show & Music Festival
October 17th - Korean War & POW/MIA remembrance Day
December 6th - WWII Dinner
Coming May 9th BMAC Benefit Ride
Calling all Motorcyclist
Plan now to participate in this years Brothers In Arms Motorcycle Club’s annual Benefit Ride for the Veterans Memorial Museum.
The Brothers-In-Arms Motorcycle Club (BIAMC) was formed in 2002 to support the members of our Armed Forces, past and present, to create a camaraderie between like-minded people from those services, to share in our love of motorcycling, and to promote charitable causes that benefit our military, past and present, and the community. The Brothers-In-Arms M/C is a non-territorial, neutral Club
More information will be posted soon.
Join us at the base of the flag May 25th, Memorial Day 2020
Plan now to be in attendance May 25th at Claquato Cemetery for our Annual Memorial Day Service.
Help pay our respect and honor to all heros who have fallen in service or our county.
Presentation of Colors
Singing of the National Anthem
Museum Director Chip Duncan’s comments
Special Guest Speaker
Laying of wreaths
Retiring of Colors
Coming June 13th at 6:00 p.m.- An Evening With Robin Hutton, Author of “SGT. Reckless America’s Warhorse”
From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, “pride of the Marines.”
A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she’d be joining.
The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd.
Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this nearly forgotten legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, completed in July 2013, and now spurring the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, where Reckless lived out the rest of her days.
Coming June 18th - Kody Norris & Band concert
Enjoy an evening of great Bluegrass Music with the third presentation of the 2020 Museum concert series. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., music starts at 7:00 p.m.
Entry fee of $10.00 includes time to browse the Veterans Memorial Museum gallery before the concert and during intermission.
See the hundreds of exhibits displaying artifacts and stories from our Revolutionary War forward to today’s conflicts and enjoy world class Bluegrass music.