Be a part of this salute to our troops, serving now and in the past. A salute and celebration of our military! Remember the men and women of the United States Military and Armed Froces for their heroism and the sacrifices they make for Americans.
1st Day: Travel today to the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront. On the way, we’ll stop in Norfolk for a 2-hour narrated Naval Base Cruise, giving you a front row seat to the U.S. Navy’s Norfolk-based fleet. From a vantage point aboard ship, passengers will witness the majesty of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, guided missile cruisers, and other vessels that make up the world’s most powerful sea-going armada. Following the cruise, we’ll head over to Virginia Beach and our oceanfront home for the next two nights. The evening is free for your enjoyment. Note: Anyone wishing to take in the Headliner Concert tonight at the Patriotic Festival may do so on their own. Tickets and transportation are not included, and would be the responsibility of each individual. The hotel is approximately 21 blocks from the Main Stage. Virginia Beach does operate a trolley system and it picks up right outside the hotel; however, it does make numerous stops en route.
2nd Day: Spend today at the Patriotic Festival celebrating America’s Military, a salute to our troops past and present. The USO Military Expo Village will showcase the mission, equipment and personnel through exhibits, demonstrations and displays. All branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will be participating. Military activities, exhibits and mobile tours will include LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion Vehicle / Hovercraft), The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Navy Dive Tank, Military Vehicle Display, and much more. There is also free entertainment on outdoor stages throughout the event, including the US Fleet Band, USO Show Troupe, Marines Silent Drill Platoon, and more. This will be a day of celebrating all branches of our US Military. Note: Once again, anyone wishing to take in the Headliner Concert tonight at the Patriotic Festival may do so on their own. Tickets and transportation are not included, and would be the responsibility of each individual. (B)
3rd Day: This morning we will visit the Military Aviation Museum. Take a journey back in time to when aircraft were spectacular and heroes never let us down. The Museum displays and owns the largest flying collection of WWI and WWII Military Aircraft in the USA, with more than sixty-three WWII and earlier vintage flying aircraft. Hear the stories and learn about the contributions of the men and women of military aviation to our country. Next, we’ll head to the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the 4th oldest lighthouse in the country. It was the first federally funded lighthouse, dating from 1792, and is next to the “First Landing” site where English settlers arrived in 1607. The Lighthouse was authorized by George Washington and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. Following our visit to the Lighthouse, we’ll have lunch in the area and then depart for home. Arriving back at approximately 9:00 PM. (B)
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Deluxe motorcoach transportation; (2) nights lodging; (2) breakfasts; Patriotic Festival; Norfolk Naval Base Cruise; Military Aviation Museum; Cape Henry Lighthouse; and baggage handling. (Note: Tickets to the Headliner Concerts on the Main State at the Patriotic Festival are not included. Individuals may purchase those on their own if they wish to attend the Friday or Saturday night concerts. We will not be in Virginia Beach for the Sunday afternoon concert so no one should purchase tickets for that concert.)