Each day at the Medora Musical we strive to honor the men and women who have served our country. But July 10, 2022 was extra special in Medora!
Thanks to generous donors who have supported our Veterans Endowment, this year’s Veterans and Military Appreciation Day in Medora was bigger and more special than ever before.
This year we were able to:
Welcome 362 veterans, active duty, and reservist military members to the Medora Musicalat no cost
Honor veterans with a speech by Vice Admiral David Architzel, the retired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Dazzle the audience with a flyover by a historic Beechcraft T-32 Mentor aircraft
Welcome the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Color Guard from Mandan, ND to present colors before the Medora Musical
Host a special Q&A panel discussion with four distinguished veterans in the afternoon
We invite you to re-live the day by scrolling through our slideshow of images below!
We also want to extend an invite to you to support the Veterans Appreciation Day Endowment fund. It’s thanks to that growing fund that we were able to say ‘thank you’ to our nation’s heroes — and the more the fund grows, the more ways we’ll be able to extend our gratitude!
Learn more about the Veterans Endowment here. And follow this link if you’d like to chip in now!
Sunday, July 11th, 2021 was a red-letter day in Medora.
That’s because we were thrilled to host another wonderful Veterans and Military Appreciation Day. Under a warm July sun (with enough wind to keep the bugs away all evening!) an audience of nearly 3,000 Medora Musical attendees was able to say thank you to heroes past and present!
On Sunday, we invited active duty and retired military members to see the Medora Musical free of charge… ride Manitou the Point to Point Zipline at no cost… and socialize at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. Dozens, if not hundreds, of service members took advantage—and we were grateful that we could celebrate them.
We’re able to honor those brave men and women thanks to our Veterans Endowment, which was created and initially funded by Mary Larsen. She, Van & Dee Larson, and Guaranty & Title Co. have all contributed at least $25,000 to this growing endowment—and we’re so thankful that they’ve done so. It makes wonderful celebrations like this possible!
Click here to learn more about the Medora Veterans Endowment.
Here are a few photos highlighting the wonderful experience that was the 2021 Military and Veterans Appreciation Day in Medora:
All Veterans and active duty service members are invited to a special day in Medora with their families as we honor their service to our Country.
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) will be hosting a series of special events in Medora Sunday, July 10 to honor our nation’s veterans. The annual Veterans Day Celebration salutes those who have served in the United States military.
The ceremonies will culminate with a flyover by three WWII fighter aircraft: a P-51 Mustang named “Boomer,” piloted by Fargo-based Toby McPherson, as well as a P-40 Warhawk and Navy Corsair (images below) from the world-famous Texas Flying Legends museum. Both McPherson and the Texas Flying Legends are active in supporting veterans across the nation. READ MORE »