In observanceof Memorial Day, the Museum will be open on Monday,
May 31, with limited hours from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon.
Admission is complimentary.
Memorial Day at the Museum
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31. Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for country, the Museum's Memorial Day Service is outdoors, free of charge, and open to the public. This year the Museum welcomes keynote speaker Sara Wilkinson, Naval Special Warfare Gold Star and Surviving Spouse.
Following the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony beginning at 8:30 AM, the official commemorative ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM at the Museum’s Memorial Wall. Museum Executive Director Commander Grant Mann, USN (SEAL) Retired, will present opening statements, followed by the unveiling of the names of the Navy SEALs who have died in combat or related training in recent past, including Mrs. Wilkinson’s husband, Chad.
The Museum’s annual Memorial Day Service is held outdoors at our Memorial Wall. Admission into the Museum is complimentary following the ceremony. The Museum opens at 9:00 AM and will close at 12:00 noon on Memorial Day.
Sara Wilkinson, NSW Gold Star and Surviving Spouse
Sara Wilkinson grew up the youngest child in a military family. Traveling the globe and attending over 15 schools before graduating prepared her for a life married to Navy SEAL, Chad Wilkinson. Her upbringing allowed her to understand the stress, high cycle time of deployments and frequent training trips, while furthering to instill her independence and resilience. Read more.
Beyond The Teams
On May 23rd, Beyond The Teams will begin paddling a six-man outrigger canoe nearly 300 miles from Key West to Fort Pierce, Florida in support of the Navy SEAL Museum and our Trident House Charities Program.
Join us for Memorial Day at the Museum when they culminate their impressive paddle, arriving on our beach at 8:00 AM. Please stay following the Memorial Day Ceremony to meet these men and learn more about their mission. Food trucks will be onsite.