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Exciting News for Veterans Day 2020


We’re taking Veterans Day online this year, and we’ve got three ways for our vets to celebrate!

World of Warships Virtual Fleet Week

World of Warships will honor the U.S. Navy with a live virtual Fleet Week on November 9, 2020, just prior to Veterans Day. The celebration, in partnership with Verizon, will feature a mixture of historical footage along with exclusive in-game and CGI footage to recreate the atmosphere of a grand Fleet Week while also paying tribute to the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

The World of Warships Virtual Fleet Week will be held on November 9, starting at 3 pm CST, in the virtual New York City harbor and parade down the Hudson River. It will be streamed on World of Warships’ Twitch and YouTube channels.



In addition to the virtual parade, the program will be hosted by History Channel’s naval historian, museum representatives from USS Iowa, USS Midway, USS Intrepid and USS Lexington, as well as veterans who will be sharing their stories. Verizon and the Wounded Warrior Project will join veterans to discuss the intersection of gaming and mental health.
Visit World of Warships to sign up for free and follow World of Warships on Twitter.

Battleship IOWA Virtual Tour

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Battleship IOWA Museum will debut its brand new virtual tour.

We’re pretty excited about this one. Our tech team has been busy scrambling around the ship, collecting spectacular imagery in all sorts of fascinating areas. You’re going to feel like you’re walking IOWA’s decks in person as you click through this tour.

It’s still under construction, and fun features will continue to be added in the coming months, but starting Nov. 11, you’ll be able to visit Battleship IOWA even if you’re on the far side of the world.

Keep an eye on our website for this cool experience.

Battleship IOWA virtual tour


Veterans Day West Virtual Concert

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 7:30 pm Pacific Time, Battleship IOWA Museum and Veterans National Entertainment Workshop will observe Veterans Day with Veterans Day West 2020 – a special, FREE online concert with the theme of “United We Stand – Stronger Together!” 

The concert will feature U.S. military veteran performers from around the country singing popular songs of unity, togetherness, and friendship. The concert will also feature a special performance by world-famous opera singer, Renée Fleming, and salutes to our veterans from several celebrities including Rich LittleTanya Acker and more. Comedian BJ Lange, U.S. Air Force retired, will host the program.

Before the concert, there will be a drive-through care package event from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm sponsored by Phillips 66. The care packages will include practical items as well as “thank you” gifts to support local veterans in need during this pandemic. The care packages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN: Airing free online, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm Pacific Time. The concert will remain online for viewing after the premiere date.

WHERE: Battleship USS IOWA website and Facebook page and Veterans National Entertainment Workshop website and Facebook page.

Battleship IOWA Museum and National Museum of the Surface Navy thank our generous concert sponsors:

– Sherry Griswold Foundation
– Tanya Acker and Randy Douthit

Thanks also to supporting sponsor Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn


Remember to sign up as a PLANK OWNER for National Museum of the Surface Navy. It’s free!

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