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Veterans Day at NMIH

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The National Museum of Industrial History will honor those who served with its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, November 11.

The day will begin at 10am with a commemoration ceremony hosted by the Steelworkers Veteran’s Memorial Committee on the Museum’s plaza followed by a special talk on the history behind the construction of the Steelworkers Veteran’s Memorial. Visitors can also try their hand at operating an 1800s printing press to create holiday cards for active duty military members.

Veterans and their families receive free admission to the museum from 10am to 5pm. 

The commemoration ceremony will include a performance by the Broughal Middle School Band as well as remarks from former Bethlehem Steel Corporation Chairman Hank Barnette, Tim “Sarge” Parsons representing the Nam Knights of America Lehigh Valley Chapter, and members of the Steelworkers Veteran’s Memorial Committee.

Special keynote speakers will be Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret) Carl J. Schroeder, Jr. and Master Sergeant, USMC (Ret) Roslyn Schroeder, a local couple who served in the United States Marine Corps for over 20 years.

Following the ceremony, Don Trexler, President of the Bethlehem Steelworkers Veterans Memorial Committee, will provide an overview of the history of the memorial project in the Museum’s Barnette Education Center.

Veterans Day the National Museum of Industrial History is proudly sponsored by Hank and Joanne Barnette.


November 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm