Virginia War Memorial Launches New Program For Young Children and Families Registration Open Now For “Little Soldier Saturday” Starting April 21
(Richmond,Va.) The Virginia War Memorial is launching a new program for children age 3-8 and their families called “Little Soldier Saturdays.”
“Little Soldier Saturdays” kick-off on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Memorial located at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond. Additional “Little Soldier Saturdays” will be held on May 19 and June 30.
According to Morgan Guyer, Virginia War Memorial Assistant Education Director, each 90-minute program will include a “story time” component keyed to a historic event or item featured at the Virginia War Memorial and a craft related to that theme. There is no charge to attend “Little Soldier Saturday” but pre-registration is required. A parent or guardian must also accompany the child or children attending the program.
“Most of our programs at the Virginia War Memorial are geared to middle and high school age children and adults,” Guyer said. “We hope our ‘Little Soldier Saturdays’ will offer an event for young children and their families that will spark their interest in history in a fun atmosphere. It will be a great way to spend a Saturday morning and explore all that the Memorial has to offer.”
For information and to register to attend “Little Soldier Saturday” at the Virginia War Memorial, please visit www.vawarmemorial.org/littlesoldiersaturday or call Morgan Guyer at 804.786.9700.
About the Virginia War Memorial
The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All. Dedicated in 1956, the Memorial includes the names of the nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism. The Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military. More at www.vawarmemorial.org
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) operates 30 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitative care for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. DVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.