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2011-04-07 / Community News

American Heroes Celebration

American Heroes/Muster Day Celebration will kick off on 16 April and conclude 17 April, 2011, to once again celebrate our local heroes who selflessly serve their country and state.

The event begins with a flag raising ceremony at 7:00 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony on the parade grounds at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. A special Immigration Ceremony of more than 12 Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines is scheduled in front of the Traveling Vietnam Wall following the opening ceremonies. Also featured throughout the two days will be several crowd-andkid pleasing military reenactments and demonstrations.

Saturday’s American Heroes Air Show will profile helicopters’ crucial role in the Texas Military Forces, law enforcement, public safety, communications, Urban Search & Rescue, SWAT, Special Operations as well as Homeland Security and National Defense.

Both Saturday and Sunday, visitors will see everything from the newest technology in communications and flight, to Soldiers and Airmen from yesteryear. Children, or the young-at- heart, may enjoy the Bounce House, K-9 Demonstrations, Obstacle Course, Kiddie Train, Military Vehicle Rides, Face and Hair Painting, Ball Toss, food booths and more.

The Texas Military Forces Brig. Gen. Scribner Museum will be open to the public with docents standing by to teach every visitor what it was like to fight during the American Mexican Revolution, World War I, World War II, Vietnam up to today’s Soldiers and Airmen fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This annual two day event is a way for Camp Mabry to say thank you to the community for their continued support of our Soldiers, Airmen and civilian employees.

For more information go to http://www.heroes-airshow.com/ austin/.

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