Southeastern Railway Museum
celebrates Armed Forces Day
April 26, 2006
For Immediate Release (Duluth, Ga.).
Saturday May 20, 2006, 10am - 5pm
Celebrating Armed Forces Day for the 4th year, the Southeastern Railway Museum announces it's most exciting event ever to honor the men and women who serve and protect our country.
Schedule of events:
- 10:00 Doors open
- 11:00 Welcome & Event kickoff - Marine Corp Color Guard, Raising of the Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Singing of the National Anthem and Audience Participation Cadence March
- 11:30 Mountain Park Elementary School Chorus performs
- 12:00 Hull Middle School Fiddle Ensemble performs
- 1:00 Americana Music, Don Papenbrock, piano
- 2:00 Red, White & Bluegrass Band
Ongoing Activities include: Decorate cards, write letters, draw pictures to be sent to the soldiers in Iraq; record an audio message to be sent to the soldiers in Iraq at the WKGA920 radio booth; Armed Forces recruiting exhibits; games; vintgage military transportation vehicles on display including a Bell Helicoptor similar to those depicted on the TV show M*A*S*H; retired railway Army troop kitchen car; caboose train and track speeder rides ; refreshments available for purchase.
Admission: The events are included with regular
museum admission. A portion of admission fees will be used to mail the cards, letters, pictures and audio messages to the
soldiers in Iraq. Members (active, retired or reserve) of the Armed Forces and their families will be admitted free.
The event will be held rain or shine
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The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation since 1970 and is "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum". The museum has over 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private business cars, a World War II army troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, railway post office car and maintenance of way equipment. Transit history is represented with a cross section of busses and trolleys from the early 1900's through the mid 1980's. The museum is also home to MARTA's historic bus fleet which includes busses from many of the
predecessor systems to MARTA. Many other items from Georgia's transportation history are also presented on the museum's 30-acre site.