Greenville Chamber/Visitor and Convention Bureau
Stay the Night
Audie Murphy Days
4/20/2012 TO 4/21/2012
Fletcher Warren Civic Center @ 5501 Hwy 69 South
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum @ 600 I-30 East
Greenville, TX 75401
This annual 2 day event honors the life of Audie Murphy, most decorated soldier of WWII, and all military veterans and active servicemen and women. Activities consist of a variety of speakers, music, displays and demonstrations. Noted speakers include retired U-2 pilot Lt. Col. Greg Barber, actor Michael Dante who was in Apache Rifles and Arizona Raiders with Audie and is best known for his starring role in Winterhawk and retired Sgt. R.V. Burgin. Sgt. Burgin wrote a book about his experiences during WWII, titled Islands of the Damned, which was an inspiration for the HBO miniseries "The Pacific" that was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tome Hanks. New this year will be a Military Expo on the morning of the 21st from 9-11:30 featuring a number of re-enactors, soldiers, exhibit displays by area military museums, audie memorabilia displays, firearm displays and a demonstration by the junior ROTC. Also includes a current field medic display and a civil war medic display with re-enactors to illustrate the differences that have occurred in the military field medic field over the years. A panel discussion will also take place in the smaller room with active and retired soldiers. Also new this year will be a very moving POW/MIA ceremony in front of the statue on Saturday night. Activities will take place at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center and the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum and all activities except the concert performed by Lou Ann Petty and entrance to the Museum will be free. Concert tickets cost $10 adults/ $5 5-12 yrs. and a one-time regular admission charge of $6 adults, $4 seniors/college students and $2 for 6-18 yrs to enter the museum for the weekend.
Activities will take place at both the Fletcher Warren Civic Center and Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum.
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