Tuesday, November 11th
Join us at the AMC Museum for our Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and seating begins inside at 9:50. The ceremony begins at 11:00, rain or shine, with the posting of the colors. In addition to the Dover AFB Honor Guard and special guest speaker Lieutenant General Robert R. Dierker, USAF (Ret), we will have music by the Milford Community Band. Many of the museum's airplanes will be open for viewing until 3:45 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m.
Posting of the Colors
Introduction of Guest Speaker
History of Veterans Day
Intro of Milford Community Band
Milford Community Band 9:50-3:45Outside Aircraft Open 4:00Museum Closes
Veterans Day is a time to remember that the freedoms we enjoy as Americans have come with a price, and have been earned and perpetuated by the brave men and women who have answered the call to duty for their country. Without their dedication and sacrifice, America would be a very different place today.
Come and join us in thanking America's military veterans through this very special ceremony.
World War I, known as "The Great War" or "The War to End All Wars", officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Palace of Versailles, France. Hostilities actually ceased seven months earlier on Nov 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day. This moment in time marked the cessations of the most destructive, costly, and far-reaching war in human history.
To of those who died and served with gratitude for victory commemorate this occasion, President Wilson declared November 11, 1919 as Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism and freedom which it has help maintain"
In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday and in 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of Veteran groups, changed the word 'Armistice' to 'Veterans'. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation: "In order to insure proper and wide spread observation of this anniversary, all Veteran's organizations and all citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose."
Santa and the C-5 at the AMC Museum
Saturday, December 6th—11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 13th—11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Again this year, Santa Claus will arrive at the AMC Museum and greet children in the C-5A cargo compartment. Santa will be letting his reindeer take some time off this season as he upgrades his delivery system to America's largest airlifter.
Children will be able to have their picture taken with Santa on Saturday, December 6th and Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. aboard the C-5. A donation of $10 for each photo is asked to help keep the entire museum fleet of aircraft shiny and bright. The elves at the museum do all the work but they need paint and polish to do their jobs.
While you're at the museum you can fly one of our free flight simulators and do some holiday shopping in the museum store.
Santa is sponsored by the AMC Museum Foundation.
Take exit 91 off DE 1 and follow the AMC Museum signs for easy access. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. —4 p.m.. Admission and parking are free and photography is welcome. For additional info call the museum at 302-677-5938.
Open Aircraft Day
Every third Saturday
On every third Saturday of the month, through November, the museum is opening up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. The C-5A Galaxy, VC-9C Air Force Two, KC-135E Stratotanker, KC-97L Stratofreighter, C-133 Cargomaster, and other aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., if weather permits and tour guides are available.