Salute to the Fighting Soldier, 2nd Century – 20th Century
Old Bethpage – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage Village Restoration, will host “Military Timeline – Salute to the Fighting Soldier, 2nd Century – 20th Century,” on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The “Military Timeline – Salute to the Fighting Soldier 2nd Century – 20th Century” will feature: a Historical Encampment dedicated to the Fighting Soldier, Military History Displays and Camps from the early and late Middle Ages, the Age of Exploration, the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and much more.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project goals are to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. They aim to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, help injured service member’s aid and assist each other, and provide diverse, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
County Executive Mangano said, “The Military Timeline is an enjoyable way for people of all ages to learn the history of our nation’s military dating back to the 2nd Century. It is imperative we understand the sacrifice and hardships these men and women faced and are still facing every day to ensure our freedom. It is an important part of history that must never be forgotten.”
The Museum of American Armor provides visitors with an extraordinary and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life through the common solider. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 – 12), seniors, veterans and volunteer firefighters. Children under 5 are free. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway).
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.