News & Events
May 29th, 2017 10:00am-May 29th, 2017 11:00am
Join us May 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Come and honor those who have given their lives to protect this country and our freedoms. This event is free to the public and but seating is limited. When seats are filled standing room is available as well.
This years keynote speaker is Iwo Jima survivor T. Fred Harvey. He dropped out of school when WWII began and became a parachutist in the 5th Division of the 26th Marines. He was among the troops who fought on Iwo Jima, where he performed heroically. His harrowing experiences led to severe injuries and an eventual medical discharge. In a moving memoir, Hell, Yes, I’d Do It All Again, Harvey described his experiences during the Depression years, as well as during WWII. The commemorative ceremony will be held in the Memorial Courtyard at 10am on 29 May. Please join us to remember those who have kept our country safe and hear Harvey speak about how to handle life’s challenges.
Photo by: Clark D. Evans
The colors will be posted by Fredericksburg High School NJROTC. A musical selection and the National Anthem will be performed by the Fredericksburg Community Chorus. The Nimitz Living History Detachment will execute the three gun volley, followed by taps performed by Bill Smallwood
- Five Stars, Five Decades: 50th Anniversary Exhibit
- Before They’re Gone: Portraits & Stories of World War II Veterans
- November WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Veterans Day Memorial
- Past Events
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Museum launches ‘Real-time’ Twitter Experience for Pearl Harbor
In 1941, on the most infamous day in the modern era, news of a shocking event that altered the course of human history took the span of several hours (even days) to spread through the civilized world. But,.. what if our present 24-hour news technology had existed then?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Texas Historical Foundation Donates $5,000 to Admiral Nimitz Foundation
The Texas Historical Foundation recently donated $5,000 to help replace the roof on the historic Nimitz Hotel, now the Admiral Nimitz Museum.