Fort Verde State Historic Park's Annual Event Honors Veterans from all Eras at History of the Soldier April 8-9

March 19, 2017

PHOENIX - Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde will honor Veterans at its annual "History of the Soldier" event on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through living history interpretation, the Park will honor the dedication, commitment and sacrifice of military men and women from the Armed Forces of all eras. We invite veterans from around the state to attend this event.
 
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Arizona's State Historian Marshall Trimble will provide an entertaining and informative appearance. Visitors will also experience military encampments through a living history timeline from all war eras. Other 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.
 
The cost is the park admission fee of $7 per person for those aged 14 and up and $4 for children aged 7 to 13. (There is no charge for children 6 and younger). For more information, contact Fort Verde State Historic Park at (928) 567-3275 or visit AZStateParks.com/fort-verde. Learn about our Veterans Discount Program at AZStateParks.com/passes.

WHAT:  History of the Soldier

WHERE:  Fort Verde State Historic Park - Located in downtown Camp Verde, AZ at 125 E. Holloman St. Take I-17, turn right onto Highway 260 (east), turn left onto Finnie Flat Road, which becomes Main Street, turn left onto Holloman. The main entrance is two blocks on the right side.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

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