The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
The City of Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum, Sea Cadet Corp Ben Moreell Battalion, Navy League
and Hueneme High NROTC
cordially invite you to the
Third Annual Memorial Day Celebration
on Monday May 27, 2019 at 8:30 AM
The ceremony will be held in front of City Hall,
250 N. Ventura Road, Port Hueneme, California
On May 30, 1868, a crowd of 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the first Decoration Day exercises. Before scattering flowers over the graves of the dead, the crowd listened to an address by Major General James A. Garfield, a Civil War veteran who would later become the 20th President.
Garfield wanted to honor those who died “in defense of their country during the late rebellion.” The Civil War claimed 617,528 American lives, more than any other military action in which the United States. has taken part.
After World War I, Memorial Day, as Decoration Day would later be called, was broadened to pay tribute to all men and women who have lost their lives in any war or military action.
Join us on Memorial Day as Port Hueneme remembers all those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
220 Market St, Port Hueneme 93041
Hours: W, Th, Fri, Sat 9:00 AM-3:00PM Sun 12:00-3:00PM and MW by appt.
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The current featured exhibit at the Museum is a recently acquired collection of World War II model fighter aircraft, transport planes, and bombers—including the Enola Gay which was autographed by the actual navigator Theodore Van Kirk.
Other Museum sponsored events include the monthly Historic Port Tour on the third Friday of each month.
Also offered on a quarterly basis (Next is July 20, 2019), the Museum and Port provide transportation to the Lighthouse for visitors who cannot make the approximately one-mile round trip walk to Lighthouse.
In addition, the Museum and the Friends of the Bard offer tours of the Berylwood Mansion in conjunction with the quarterly dinners of the Friends of the Bard. https://www.bardmansion.org/Current-Newsletter.html