National WWI Museum to honor nation’s heroes over holiday weekend

The National WWI Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to give honor and special recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country.

In celebration of the Memorial Day weekend, admission to the Museum and Memorial will be free for veterans and active-duty military personnel, while general admission for the public will be half-price all weekend (Friday-Monday, May 28-31).

The Museum and Memorial offers a wide variety of events during the weekend for people of all ages, including the Great Balloon Glow at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and a free public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day Monday with local dignitaries and a keynote address from Lieutenant Colonel Eric Jacobson.

Currently a command surgeon and assistant chief of staff, Lt. Col. Dr. Jacobson was formerly a battalion surgeon with multiple overseas deployments and the former director of medical operations at the Javits New York Medical Station, the temporary response to New York City’s COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for a complete schedule and details of the holiday weekend tributes and festivities.

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R&B Fest coming to Knuckleheads this weekend

Knuckleheads, the rockin’ live music mecca located in the East Bottoms, will celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with a two-day R&B (Resurrection and Rebound) Festival on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday’s lineup begins at 5 p.m. and feature Funk Syndicate, R&B Jam, Oscar Polk All Star Band , and The Original Automatics. Mondy’s card begins at 2 p.m. and features Accidental Moguls, Randy McGill, R&B Jam, and Lonnie McFadden with Valentine & The Ones.

Click here for tickets and more information.