Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fort Necessity Plans Veterans Day Activities

Reenactors at Fort Necessity Credit: Courtesy Photo

Fort Necessity National Battlefield will present a living history program and encampment on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016 to commemorate veterans. The program will consist of a military timeline representing America’s conflicts from the French and Indian War (1754-1760) through World War II.

 Park staff and volunteers will represent the individual wars through uniform and equipment display and look forward to sharing with the public information on each persona.  The program will be offered Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the battlefield near the fort.

Veterans’ Day has its origins with the Great War or better known as World War One.  America entered the war in 1917. An armistice went into effect on November 11, 1918 ending hostilities. Initially this date was commemorated in America as Armistice Day until changed to Veterans’ Day to remember all American veterans.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located eleven miles east of Uniontown, Pa. on US Route 40. The site commemorates the opening battle of the French and Indian War in which a young George Washington was involved.

A reconstructed fort on the original site along with exhibits in the visitor center help to tell the story. The visitor center is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except on the following holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) when the building is closed.

Park entrance and all park activities are free to the general public.  For more information on the park please visit our website at www.nps.gov/fone or call 724-329-5811.

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