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For Immediate Release:
December 02, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Anthony Atwood

Miami-Dade County Parks Joins the Friends of the Military Museum of South Florida in Announcing a Special Pearl Harbor Day Observance

The event pays tribute to our fallen U.S. Soldiers, Veterans and Active Military. Activities will include a wreath laying ceremony, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. This will be the first time that visitors will be able to view the interior of this historic military building, which is currently under restoration.  Event goers are encouraged to spend the rest of their day visiting the fascinating animals at the nearby Zoo Miami and enjoying a train ride at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. 

About the Military Museum of South Florida:

The building served as the former headquarters for the U.S. Navy during WW II, CIA training for anti-Castro Freedom Fighters and local Army Reserve/Marine Corps Reserve.  This is considered to be the largest historic preservation project in the State of Florida today.  

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and the Friends of the Military Museum of South Florida
A Special Pearl Harbor Day Observance
December 07, 2013, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Inside the emerging Military Museum of South Florida, located at 12450 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177 (adjacent to Miami-Dade County Parks’ Zoo Miami and the Gold Coast Railroad Museum)