32nd Annual Muster Weekend Highlights
The Navy SEAL Museum celebrates another successful and memorial event. Thank you to all of our military support, staff, volunteers, board members, and guests for your participation in and backing of the 32nd Annual Muster and Music Festival. This tradition continues because of our wonderful community, military and civilian alike.
We unveiled our renovated World War II Gallery and opened the doors first to a precious few of our original WWII Frogmen who trained right here on the beaches of Fort Pierce. If you missed the gallery opening, be sure to come visit the Museum and enjoy this beautiful historical exhibit.
The 13th Annual Muster 5K Run/Walk Challenge on the beach was fun for all ages. New to the lineup this year was the Memorial Wall Boat Carry Challenge.15 brave men and women carried a 400-pound IBS (Inflatable Boat Small) for the 3.1 course to raise awareness for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in training and combat, honored on our Memorial Wall. Despite the rugged coastline and high tide, determined participants gutted it out to the finish. We salute everyone who came out and conquered the course.
Black Hawks, bombs, and biting dogs–oh, my! The demonstrations were unparalleled this year. With gracious support from the Air Force and an east coast based Team, the 32nd Annual Muster was action-packed and a real crowd-pleaser. Baden K-9 brought out their best dogs to delight guests once again. Special thanks to RADM (SEAL) Kerry M. Metz (Ret), our keynote speaker this year. We extend our gratitude to the American Rogues and Uncle Si and the Si-Cotics for providing entertainment Friday and Saturday. Thank you for the lively live music.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year! Mark your calendars for November 2–3, 2018.
Here are a few highlights from the weekend.