The annual event is hosted by the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum to celebrate Audie Murphy, most decorated combat soldier of WWII as well as military veterans and those currently serving our country.
Some of the featured speakers will include Dr. David Smith, author of A Price of Valor and A New Force At Sea, an oral interview that was conducted with fellow soldier and one of Audie's childhood friends Bill Caldwell and a zoom Q&A with David Morrell, author of First Blood.
From 10am-5pm on the museum grounds there will be a pup tent set-up, including field gear and equipment a soldier would have been issued during WWII by the 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, A Company reenactor group. In addition, the movie Red Badge of Courage starring Audie Murphy will be shown at 2pm and 7pm at the Texas Theater on Friday, May 26th.
These are just some of the activities taking place.
Funding for this event is provided in part by the City of Greenville Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Revenues.
Event day is May 27, 2023 from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday morning's activities will take place at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center and the afternoon and evening events at the museum.
Activities at civic center free, but to enter museum the admission costs $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.