Register or Login to Hide This Ad for Free!

Mushroom

Getting aHEAD of myself
Advisory Panel
Feb 12, 2011
6,106
17,999
250
05/25/13, 05/26/13, 05/27/13, 07/04/13, 07/05/13

Join us July 4th & 5th as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Please see below the scheduled events for 4th of July Weekend.

Thursday, July 4th
Bethany Gilbert and Evan Turner's Performance of the National Anthem - Front Gate: 9:45AM - 10:00AM
Ft. Lee Color Guard Presenting Colors: 9:45AM - 10:00AM
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker's Performance: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Moment of SIlence: 12:00PM
Navy Band Cruisers Performance: 12:05PM
A representative from each of the following organizations will be handing out information packets at booths- VFW, Wounded Warrior: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Ft. Lee Military Vehicle Display: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Friday, July 5th
Bethany Gilbert and Evan Turner's Performance of the National Anthem - Front Gate: 9:45AM - 10:00AM
MDW Color Guard Presenting Colors: 9:45AM - 10:00AM
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker's Performance: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Moment of SIlence: 12:00PM
TRADOC Rock Band Performance: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
A representative from each of the following organizations will be handing out information packets at booths- VFW, Marines Recruiting, & Navy Recruiting: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
New Orleans Jazz Band: 2:00PM - 3:00PM


Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Picnic on July 4th & 5th for only $17.50 per person. This Picnic in the Park includes Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Beans, Potato Salad, Ice Cream Treats, Soft Drinks and Iced Tea. Picnic meals are served from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Catering Pavillion.

I just realized there wasn't a thread for Military Days at Kings Dominion! Since I happened to visit yesterday (July 4th), I have to say, I was blown away with how Kings Dominion showed their appreciation for those who have served our country. There were American flags, banners, and signs everywhere (especially International Street. It was very powerful!), army trucks by the Eiffel Tower, and a very talented Navy band performing on the Grande Bandstand on International Street.

What really got me, though, was that at noon on July 4th, an announcement was made that there would be a moment of silence out of respect for our troops in celebration of the 4th of July. With that, all of the rides stopped so even the cast members could observe the moment of silence as well. After the moment of silence, the Star Spangled Banner played throughout the park, and everyone was silent (I was surprised at how everybody was willing to observe this moment of silence, with a few exceptions... Let me just say that yelling, "GO MEET ME BY GRIZZLY!" in the middle of the national anthem should be a no-no...anyway...).

I was truly amazed at how spectacularly Kings Dominion showed how grateful we are for all that our troops do for our country.
 

Mushroom

Getting aHEAD of myself
Advisory Panel
Feb 12, 2011
6,106
17,999
250
^I do, but they're on my mom's camera, who also visited for the day (that's what you get when you forget to charge your own... :p ). For the time being, I found this on the park's website, except there were different people in white outfits closer to International Street when I visited.
Military%20Cover.jpg

I'll see what I can do ;)!


Also, here is a picture of one of the military vehicles under the Eiffel Tower, courtesy of Kings Dominion's Facebook page.
954615_10151397406781875_207680991_n.jpg

...and now I'm starting to feel like Evan. :cool:
 

Mushroom

Getting aHEAD of myself
Advisory Panel
Feb 12, 2011
6,106
17,999
250
Kings Dominion said:
Military Days 2014

05/24/14, 05/25/14, 05/26/14, 07/04/14, 07/05/14

Join us May 24-26 and July 4-5 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Enjoy activities planned each day along International Street.
 
Consider Donating to Hide This Ad