Battleship TEXAS WWI Commemoration

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice

October 19, 2018

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife in commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I armistice aboard Battleship TEXAS, the last remaining U.S. battleship to have served in World War I and the largest remaining artifact from World War I in the State of Texas.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors may participate in a number of family-friendly activities that commemorate the World War I Centennial, including special guided tours, a community "Flanders Field" poppy mural, and a presentation by University of Sheffield (England) professor Dr. Jonathan Rayner. These and other hands-on activities and exhibits are free with paid general admission.

Saturday, November 10th, at 6:30 p.m., in the San Jacinto Monument Theater, Texas Parks and Wildlife, First Texas Volunteers, and the University of Sheffield will offer a free screening of "The Battle of the Somme." This film is an iconic British World War I documentary and war propaganda film that captures the first day of the Somme Offensive on July 1, 1916. Be aware that this movie may not be appropriate for children—viewer discretion is advised. Admission with tickets only—tickets available here:

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In addition to Saturday's activities, we are pleased to announce that general admission to Battleship TEXAS will be free on Sunday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day and the continuing WWI Centennial Commemoration. On Sunday, the 11th we will also host a public commemoration ceremony from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the ship's bow that will include a presentation by San Jacinto College's Webb History Club.

Battleship TEXAS is owned and operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Battleship TEXAS is permanently moored adjacent to the San Jacinto Monument, 3523 Independence Parkway, in LaPorte, Texas.


Source: Press Release / San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS / Barbara Graf