The Dalí Museum and Admiral Farragut Academy will celebrate veterans and all military personnel on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 at an 11:00 a.m. ceremony in the Museum’s Avant-Gardens. The Exhibition Drill Team and Color Guard from Admiral Farragut Academy–one of only two Honor Naval Academies in the United States–will express their honor and gratitude by opening the ceremony with a drill performance. Following the performance, volunteers and staff of The Dalí will read a selection of wishes from The Dalí Wish Tree. The ceremony will conclude as visitors are invited to add a wish of thanks in honor of this special day.
“This event has special meaning to everyone at The Dali,” said Kathy White, Deputy Director. “We have many staff, friends and family members who served in the military, so hosting this special Veterans Day event with the Admiral Farragut Drill team – the anchor of our event – along with other activities and free Museum admission for Veterans and their families throughout the day, is really important to us. It’s a way to support the community and honor those who served our country.”
The ceremony is free and open to the public. Free admission to galleries on Nov 11 for veterans, military, police, and firefighters with ID. Family members who accompany these public servants will enjoy a special rate of $11. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.
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Admiral Farragut Academy is an honor naval academy that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women. The co-ed college preparatory school provides an array of educational opportunities for approximately 400 students in PreK thru grade 12.
The campus for the 501(c)3 tax exempt school is located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg. Further information about the school may be gained by calling (727) 384-5500, or by visiting their website at www.farragut.org.