Palm Beach County Historical Society to hold Armed Forces Day May 21

Armed Forces Day at the Johnson History Museum in the 1916 Court House in downtown West Palm Beach at 300 North Dixie Highway.

Service and sacrifice by the military past and present will be honored Saturday, May 21 at the annual Armed Forces Day program by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, at the 1916 Courthouse, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.

It starts at 11:15 a.m. with a color guard presentation by a local detachment of the U.S. Marines Reserves. That’s followed by a tour of the exhibit “By Land and Sea: Florida in the Civil War,” and at 12:30 p.m. by a historic weapons demonstration.

Also on display on the courthouse lawn: military re-enactors and their encampments and vehicles such as a Huey Helicopter and military trucks. Food trucks will be parked along Third Street.

The event is free and open to the public; nearby parking is free.

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