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The San Diego County Veteran of the Year Awardees are Recognized Here                                  



April 20th and 21st - Remembrance Buy Tickets Here

April 21st - Veterans Housing Sumit - Register Here

Month of the Military Child KidFUNFest

April 29th  Visit - VMBP Kid Fun Fest

Coming in May!

Tickets available now at  Passage Into Fear


Announcing an exciting new free event!  Richard lll Open Reading - Tuesday May 8 2018 - 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park and the San Diego Shakespeare Society have teamed up to start open readings of William Shakespeare's plays.  Before you say "so what", know that you have more in common with these works than you think. We start with the play Richard lll.  It is not boring. It is gripping.  Richard lll himself is a veteran and the play begins with him talking directly to the audience saying "The war's over, I was really good at it, now I don't fit in, what do I do?".  A lot of Veterans can relate to this experience when they are first discharged from the service

These popular readings are fun, interactive, creative, and great public speaking and acting practice. They are also a great way to meet other Veterans who are interested in literature, Shakespeare and his works.  Please join us for an informal time with the Bard. All are welcome - Veterans, their friends and families.  A Viet-Nam Veteran and local actor will guide this reading.  Anyone can read or just listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read. Best of all, you will read with brothers and sisters, fellow Veterans who have your back.

Please bring a copy of the play if you can. Local libraries have copies or pick up one at a bookstore. A limited number of play copies will be available on site.


May 24, 2018, 6PM - 9PM - "Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Vet Museum Speakeasy" featuring the Westwind Brass 

Buy Tickets Now!  -Ticket Sales End May 18th *Volunteers MUST preregister





Coming in September - Submit Entries Now!


The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park honors the men and women who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces and Wartime Merchant Marine by documenting their contributions and experiences and preserving their legacy for future generations through their individual stories.

If you're interested in telling your story whether it happened 50 years ago or last year, contact us! We want to tell the individual stories of all veterans!


The Veterans Memorial Center, Inc. (DBA The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization IRS EIN: 33-0361154; California Registry of Chritable Trusts: CT-76500.



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