WABASHA – The National Eagle Center in Wabash will mark Veterans Day with free admission for veterans, a flag raising ceremony and an educational program with a retired member of the US Army’s 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles”.
Free admission for U.S. military veterans begins Tuesday, November 1st and continues all month.
“One of the things we know about bald eagles, a living symbol of our nation, is that they hold a very special meaning for the men and women in uniform and those who have bravely served in our nation’s armed forces,” said Ed Hahn, National Eagle Center Director of Marketing and Communications. “We are pleased to offer our veterans free eagle visits throughout the month to show our appreciation for their service.”
The center will host a Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Later this month, the center will also host an educational program with U.S. Army veteran Col. Jim Noll, who was a member of the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” during the Vietnam War. Noll will talk about his military career, including his participation in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Noll donated his 101st Airborne uniform to the center; the uniform, covered in illustrations of bald eagles, is now on display at the center.