Muskogee - Cover the Veterans!The Muskogee War Memorial Park in association with Muskogee area Edward Jones financial advisors - Daniel Miller, Lynne Wallis, TJ Ellis, Sheri Barton, and Greg Gaither, have partnered together to “Cover the Vets.” With the generous sponsorship of Edward Jones, the Muskogee War Memorial Park is able to offer United States Armed Forces veterans free admission to the Muskogee War Memorial Park during the month of August. The promotional period also provides free admission for veterans to the USS Batfish Living History Day: Summer Cruise on August 5, 2017.
The promotion coincides with the Muskogee War Memorial Park’s participation in Blue Star Museum Summer, a program designed to offer free admission to all Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members. “The brave members of our Armed Forces who have and continue to serve the United States are the most important asset in our country. Muskogee is such a veteran friendly town, that I cannot think of a better way that our organization can show our gratitude to those who preserve our freedom,” said Brent Trout, executive direct of the Muskogee War Memorial Park.
On August 5th (10 am – 6 pm), during the Cover the Vets promotion, the Muskogee War Memorial Park will host its 10th Annual Batfish Living History Day. The Batfish Living History Association (BLHA), in coordination with the park, will guide visitors on an unforgettable journey through World War II. The BLHA, with over 40 members, occupies the USS Batfish and brings the submarine back to life as the crew portrays an active World War II submarine crew in the Pacific on patrol against the Axis threat.
About the Muskogee War Memorial Park
Since opening in 1972, the Muskogee War Memorial Park: Home of the USS Batfish welcomes over 20,000 visitors per year to see its main attraction, the USS Batfish, a World War II submarine. The USS Batfish holds a wartime record for sinking three enemy submarines in seventy-six hours. Visitors at the Muskogee War Memorial Park can explore the nine compartments of the USS Batfish and experience the secrets of World War II.
The Muskogee War Memorial Park, at eight acres, also contains the largest remaining piece of the USS Oklahoma, one of the ships sunk at Pearl Harbor. Additionally, the Muskogee War Memorial Park contains a 2500-square-foot museum that displays artifacts related to America’s military history. New for 2017, guests may spend the night on board a World War II legend! With prior reservations, guests may experience an extended tour complete with unrestricted access of the USS Batfish.