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November 2018

Veterans Day 100th Commemoration Ceremony and Bell Ringing

November 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us on the fantail of the USS ALABAMA as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI and the signing of the Armistice agreement.  Ceremony will include lowering of the wreath and tolling of the bells at 11:00 a.m. in honor of those men and women who fought during WWI.  The bell ringing ceremony is part of the national commemoration, Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance.  Included in park admission.

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LifeSouth Community Blood Drive

November 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
adjacent to Gift Shop

LifeSouth Community Blood Services will be holding a blood drive at the park in celebration of Veterans Day.  Give blood in honor of your veteran.  $4 Park Entry Fee per car.

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Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags

November 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aircraft Pavilion

Join us in the Aircraft Pavilion for this year's Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags featuring 4th grade students from Mobile and Baldwin counties.  Keynote speaker will be 2018-2019 Distinguished Young Woman of America.  The Veterans Day essay winners from 2018 will read their winning essays.  Musical entertainment, Patriot of the Year and more will be featured.  Come early and enjoy skydivers bringing in the American flag.  The event is free of charge and the public is invited to…

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Veterans Day Concert

November 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aircraft Pavilion

End your Veterans Day celebration with us!  The Mobile Pops will present their annual Veterans Day Concert in our Aircraft Pavilion.  The concert features special guests and patriotic music including those wonderful marches and standards we all love.  The concert is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

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December 2018

Living History Crew Drill

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come see history come to life!  Our USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM historical reenactors will be at the park demonstrating what life was like during WWII.  Learn about the war campaigns and how the battle stars were won.  Be on deck at 1:00 p.m. for "call to battle stations" and watch the air attack as vintage airplanes bomb dive the USS ALABAMA.  (Airplanes fly based on weather conditions).  Holiday activities will be set-up in the Wardroom for the children to…

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May 2019

Alabama’s 15th Annual Blue Star Salute & Alabama’s Fallen Heroes Run

May 18, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grounds of the Park
$4

Come celebrate Armed Forces Day with us.  The day begins with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:00 a.m. and continues throughout the morning.  Event includes a concert by the 151st Army Band featuring vocalist Rob Robinson.  Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration, UH 60 Black Hawk landing, the Blue Star and Gold Star programs and more.  The event is free with $4 parking fee and the public is invited to attend.

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ARRL Museum Ships Weekend

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The American Radio Relay League will be hosting Museum Ships Weekend, a continuous radio broadcast by the historic ship fleet.  The Deep South Amateur Radio Club will board the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM and conduct a 36 hour broadcast.  The broadcast will begin on Friday evening and continue through Sunday.  Call letters for the USS ALABAMA is K4DSR, frequency between 20-40 meters.  Stop by and check out our radio operators and listen to their conversations.

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June 2019

USS DRUM Crewmen’s Association Reunion

June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regular Admission

Come help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USS DRUM at Battleship Memorial Park.  The day will include the unveiling of a new crewmen's kiosk, a Memorial Service remembering those we have lost from the USS DRUM crew and a celebration of this National Historic Landmark.  The USS DRUM Living History Crew will be aboard to help tell the story of her crew.  Included in admission.

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November 2020

Battleship Rugby Fall Invitational Tournament

November 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Battleship Rugby will host their annual Fall Invitational Rugby Tournament on the great lawn of the park.  Teams from across the country will compete for the coveted trophy during the weekend matches.  Admission is free for spectators.  There is a $4 parking fee.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  No alcohol is allowed inside the park.

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Veterans Day Honors Program

November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion as the Veterans Day Commission honors the 2020 Patriot of the Year and 2020 Veteran of the Year.  The event is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.  Admission will be charged to tour the park.

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