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A Date With The SEALs

On Veterans Day weekend, the Navy SEAL Museum offers its most
ambitious show ever.

The SEAL Museum memorial will play a major role in the Veterans Day weekend activities.

The SEAL Museum memorial will play a major role in the Veterans Day weekend activities.

Visitors will discover several new attractions at “Muster XXVI,” the annual SEALs event to be held this Veterans Day weekend at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. The Muster will include a dramatic demonstration by a Navy parachute team at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 (to be repeated on Sunday at noon), followed by a 2 p.m. dedication of the museum’s new $800,000, 8,400-square-foot expansion on the north side of the existing, 5,000-square-foot building.

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, there will be a dedication at the museum memorial, which records the names of the 253 SEALs killed in action in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq. These names now include the memorial’s most recent additions – the 17 SEALs who died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in August.

Read the entire article in the November 2011 issue