Fort Verde State Historic Park Honors Veterans at History of the Soldier

March 10, 2016

PHOENIX - Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde will honor Veterans at its annual "History of the Soldier" event on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event offers visitors a living history timeline of military and civilian encampments up to the present day and will include a presentation by Marshall Trimble, official state historian, at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Through living history interpretation, the Park will honor the dedication, commitment and sacrifice military men and women from around the globe in the Armed Forces of all eras. Veterans from around the state are encouraged to attend. Activities will include flag raising ceremonies and special memorial services as well as the drill calls, colors and retreat, the firing of the cannon and Gatling gun, and military tactics and demonstrations, all performed as part of the event. Don't forget to stop by the Dutch Oven Cookshack to see demonstrations held throughout the day.

For more information about the activities at Fort Verde State Historic Park call (928) 567-3275 or visitAZStateParks.com. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located in downtown Camp Verde. Take I-17, Turn Right onto Hwy 260 (east), Turn left onto Finnie Flat Road, which becomes Main St, Turn left onto Holloman St. to 125 E. Holloman St. The main entrance is two blocks on the right side.

The cost is the Park Entrance Fee of $7 per person for children and adults aged 14 and older. Youths aged 7 to 13 years of age are charged $4 per person. There is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. Learn more about the AZ State Parks Veteran Discount Program at AZStateParks.com.

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or (877)-MYPARKS. Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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