The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will be hosting Heritage Day on Saturday.
“Enjoy and celebrate Arkansas’ rich military heritage by attending Heritage Day at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History,” reads a release issued by the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. “Looking for something fun and inexpensive for the family on Memorial Day weekend?”
The museum will be opened on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no admission fee. During the same timeframe, a special exhibit will be on display entitled “The Great War: Arkansas World War I.”
The display has been created by the Arkansas State Archives to commemorate the centennial anniversary of World War I.
Besides remembering World War I, the day will also host World War II American and German re-enactors.
Live music will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with the DogTown Ukulele Band performing. From 12:15 to 1 p.m., Crystal Gray will be performing.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by Centennial Bank (while supplies last) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The museum will be showing the movie “Injury Slight….Please Advise” from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The museum will be closed on Monday, which is Memorial Day. The museum is also encouraging the public to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the North Little Rock Veterans Day Cemetery on Maryland Avenue in Sherwood. The ceremony is slated for Monday at 10 a.m. Buses will be available in Sherwood to transport to the ceremony site between 8:30-9:50 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the Memorial Day service.
“Please join us Memorial Day as we honor all the men and women who served in the Armed Forces that are no longer with us and as we recognize the sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and their families left behind.”\
Preparation for Monday’s ceremony began on cleaning up the site earlier this week.
“Our focus for the clean up event will be Memorial Day preparation. Please help us get the word out. If you have teams/groups that would like to help, contact us at 683-2259 for more information.”
The flag placement in preparation for the Memorial Day event took place on Wednesday at 8 a.m. Flags will be picked up after Memorial Day on May 31 at 8 a.m.
Maumelle will also be having a Memorial Day service on Monday.
It will also start at 10 a.m. and be held at Lake Willastein. As part of the event, the “Field of Flags” will again be there this year.