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The History of the Naval Hospital in Balboa Park

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Military played an instrumental role in the development of San Diego and was heavily involved in Balboa Park from 1915 through 1988.  The history of this evolution is fascinating,  not widely known, and spans World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  Although the Naval Hospital was relocated to Florida Canyon in 1988, its impact on the park is still felt in 2015.

Rear Admiral Rod Melendez, former Executive Director of the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center, will present this evolution and discuss the impact and experiences of the men and women who served in the park during a program at 7 PM on Thursday, February 19th in the Museum’s main Gallery.

Free admission!