The National Historic Landmark Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum welcomes all to celebrate Veterans Day, and especially honors U.S. active duty, auxiliary, veterans and their families of the Coast Guard, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Active U.S. Service members, active U.S. Coast Guard members, and Coast Guard veterans are admitted free.
A US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation team with a rescue craft will interact with all lighthouse visitors. A flag raising ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., along with a special presentation by Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Director of Operations Mike Bennett who will honor the history of the Coast Guard, its local base across the waters of the Inlet, and the long relationship of the U.S. Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard.
Keeper-docents in United States Lighthouse Service uniforms and others will answer questions and conduct orientation tours at the lighthouse station during the day, while other costumed docent reenactors will bring to life historic figures from the past. There also will be a take-home children’s craft distributed that day.
Admission to the special programs are included in the regular Ponce Inlet Lighthouse fees. For more information please contact the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse at 386-761-1821, Extension 18.