Memorial Day Activities

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May 26, 2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day weekend activities. The public is invited to interact with local veterans, and engage in hands-on kids’ activities, including crafting a trench periscope on Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm, and making remembrance poppies on Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm. The remembrance poppy, inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” was used to commemorate military personnel who had died in the war.

James Armstead, a historical reenactor, will portray two World War I African American war heroes: Eugene Jacques Bullard, a highly decorated soldier of the French Foreign Legion and a fighter pilot, and Colonel Charles Young, a distinguished US Army officer. Armstead portrays historic figures with the National Humanities Chautauqua programs throughout the country. He will appear in costume Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-2:30pm.

This program is in support of “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I“ on exhibit in the Museum’s main gallery Gallery, noon-4pm, Thursdays-Sundays, April 4-May 27, and its follow-on exhibition, “Right Here: Our Local Stories” June 1-17, 2018.