Shiloh park events set

Shiloh park events set

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:01 pm

Lt. Gen. Harold A. Cross, retired adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, will present the principal address at this year’s Memorial Day observance at Shiloh National Military Park.
The annual service, one of the oldest in West Tennessee, will begin in the Shiloh National Cemetery overlooking historic Pittsburg Landing at 11 a.m. Monday.
Cross is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and a combat veteran of Operation Just Cause and Desert Storm. Prior to his retirement, he served as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and was the commander of the Military Department of Mississippi.
Shiloh’s weekend of special events and commemorative activities will begin on Saturday and continue through Monday afternoon. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, costumed interpreters will present programs on the front lawn of the Shiloh Visitor Center. These living historians will interpret wars in which the United States has participated, from colonial times to recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be a live firing of the strikingly different shoulder firearms used during the different wars each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Local members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will display antique military vehicles on the front lawn of the Visitor Center.  
A simulation of a World War II camp will also be available for the public to visit.
For more information, call (731) 689-5696 or visit www.nps.gov/shil.Lt. Gen. Harold A. Cross, retired adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, will present the principal address at this year’s Memorial Day observance at Shiloh National Military Park.
The annual service, one of the oldest in West Tennessee, will begin in the Shiloh National Cemetery overlooking historic Pittsburg Landing at 11 a.m. Monday.
Cross is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and a combat veteran of Operation Just Cause and Desert Storm. Prior to his retirement, he served as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and was the commander of the Military Department of Mississippi.
Shiloh’s weekend of special events and commemorative activities will begin on Saturday and continue through Monday afternoon. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, costumed interpreters will present programs on the front lawn of the Shiloh Visitor Center. These living historians will interpret wars in which the United States has participated, from colonial times to recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be a live firing of the strikingly different shoulder firearms used during the different wars each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Local members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will display antique military vehicles on the front lawn of the Visitor Center.  
A simulation of a World War II camp will also be available for the public to visit.
For more information, call (731) 689-5696 or visit www.nps.gov/shil.

Published in The Messenger 5.25.11

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