Sunday, November 27, 2022

Yorktown to Celebrate Military Appreciation Weekend June 11-12

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Watermen’s Museum)

YORKTOWN — Join the Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown for a patriotic salute to the armed forces as it celebrates Yorktown Military Appreciation Weekend June 11-12.

Events will occur throughout the town all weekend long, with special exhibits and programs to be presented at the Watermen’s Museum, Mob Jack Bay Coffee Roasters, York County Historical Museum at York Hall and the Museum on Main. Events will include historic craft demonstrators, living history and period music.

Saturday will include a ceremony to honor local World War II Veterans. Events will feature military timeline exhibits at the museum and World War II living history demonstrations at York Hall in addition to the military branch recognition ceremony at the museum at noon.

Sunday will highlight the history of the United States Coast Guard and include a tribute to the 1813 Battle of the USRC Surveyor, War of 1812 exhibits, and a ceremony and wreath-laying presentation with members of the Coast Guard at 2 p.m. A symphony concert and cannon salute will follow.

Community partners include:

  • York County Market 8 a.m. to noon
  • Watermen’s Museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • York Hall WWII Living History 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • York County Historical Museum, Museum on Main 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • On The Hill Gallery 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Colonial National Historical Park Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Exhibits 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • WWII Roll of Honor Ceremony, noon Saturday, Watermen’s Museum
  • Anniversary of the Battle of the USRC Surveyor 1813 Ceremony, 2 p.m. Sunday Watermen’s Museum

Full schedule of events

Saturday, June 11

  • 8 a.m.-noon — York County Market
  • 9 a.m. — Music — Evermore — Waterfront Stage
  • 10 a.m. — WWII Living History — York Hall
    Yorktown Fife and Drum — Waterfront
  • 10:30 a.m. — Schooner Alliance Sail — Waterfront
    USO Program — Waterfront Stage
  • 11 a.m. — Music –Bob Zentz — Watermen’s Museum
    1781 Battlefield Tour — Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters
    Meet at NPS Visitor Center Parking Lot
  • 11:30 a.m. — WWII Living History — York Hall
  • Noon — WWII Roll of Honor Ceremony — Watermen’s Museum
    Service Songs — Accordion Renaissance
    Honors Presentation — Jim Powers
  • 12:30 p.m. — WWII Living History — York Hall
  • 12:45 p.m. — Cannon Drill — Watermen’s Museum
    Capture of the Surveyor  Program — Watermen’s Museum
  • 1 p.m. — USO Program — Watermen’s Museum
  • 1:30 p.m. — Schooner Alliance Sail — Waterfront
  • 2 p.m. — Music — ShantyGrass — Watermen’s Museum
  • 3 p.m. — Music — Bob and Jeannie Zentz — Watermen’s Museum
  • 3:30 p.m. — Cannon Drill — Watermen’s Museum

Sunday, June 12

  • 10:30 a.m. — Schooner Alliance Sail — Waterfront
  • Noon — Music –Joe Kaplenk — Watermen’s Museum
  • 12:45 p.m. — Cannon Drill — Watermen’s Museum
    Capture of the Surveyor Program — Watermen’s Museum
  • 1 p.m. — Music – Bob Zentz — Watermen’s Museum
  • 1:30 p.m. — Schooner Alliance Sail — Waterfront
  • 2 p.m. — 1813 Capture of the Surveyor Ceremony — Watermen’s Museum (Sun)
    Tidewater Showband Concert
  • 3:30 p.m. — Cannon Drill — Watermen’s Museum
  • 4 p.m. — Music – Shanty Sing — Watermen’s Museum

The complimentary Yorktown Trolley will be in operation to take visitors to town-wide events. Yorktown Military Appreciation Weekend is sponsored by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee, York County Arts Commission and Yorktown Commemoration Committee.

For more information, visit watermens.org.

Related Articles

MORE FROM AUTHOR