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Navy SEAL Museum Announces 36th Annual Muster Keynote Speakers
Fort Pierce, Fla. – September 2, 2021 – The Navy SEAL Museum will welcome two keynote speakers for the 36th Annual Muster and Music Festival. Former US Navy SEAL Jason Kuhn and Naval Special Warfare Gold Star and Surviving Spouse Sara Wilkinson will support this year’s event held at both Pepper Park and on Museum property.
Scheduled for November 5 and 6, the Muster is an annual gathering–or “muster”-of Special Operators and other military personnel to honor our country’s veterans near Veterans Day in a family-friendly community outreach for all ages.
Jason Kuhn is a former Division 1 Athlete and Navy SEAL Sniper. He pitched for a top 25 nationally ranked NCAA baseball team prior to joining the Navy after the attacks on the World Trade Centers in 2001. In the SEAL Teams, Jason lead reconnaissance, assault and mobility teams consisting of U.S and foreign troops with deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.
Jason is the owner of Stonewall Solutions and the creator of the nationally acclaimed Fundamentals of Winning Program, characterized by unique training that has shown proven results at corporate and community levels. His clients include industry leaders in multiple fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading athletic institutions across the United States.
Sara Wilkinson grew up the youngest child in a military family. Her upbringing helped her understand the stress, high cycle time of deployments, and frequent training trips, ultimately preparing her for a life married to Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson. Chad served 21 years as an active duty Navy SEAL with more than 10 deployments before he succumbed to the effects of PTSD, TBIs, and blast wave injuries; he died by suicide on October 29, 2018, leaving behind Sara and their two teenage children.
Sara has worked in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Recruited by CrossFit, LLC., Sara is a course supervisor, and has spent almost the last decade traveling the globe committed to public speaking, upholding the standards of certification, and instilling community and camaraderie. She is committed to using her voice and story to change the narrative and numbers lost to this veteran suicide epidemic.
The two-day Muster event begins Friday, November 5 with a cash bar and live music, as well as a Membership Dinner; dinner tickets are limited with advance online purchase required. 2021 offers a Chad Wilkinson 1000X Veterans Day Hero WOD endurance event. Saturday commences with the 17th Annual Muster 5K Beach Challenge, followed by an afternoon of inspirational speakers and SEAL and canine tactical demonstrations. The outdoor venue is free of charge; discounted admission into the Museum will be offered at $10 for guests 13 and over, $5 for children 6 to 12. Visitors five-years-old and under and Museum Members are always free. Food trucks and a full bar will be onsite for those who wish to purchase food and beverages.
To read more about the 36th Annual Muster and Music Festival, including full biographies on Muster keynote speakers, visit navysealmuseum.org/muster.
About the Muster and Music Festival
Since 1985, the Navy SEAL Museum has opened its doors on Veteran’s Day to honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Military. Orchestrated and executed by the Museum staff and several dedicated volunteers, the Muster draws more than 10,000 guests each year, increasing visibility for the Museum’s mission, while helping to educate the public about the warriors who preserve our freedom. Family-friendly and suitable for all ages, Muster is the perfect community outreach for the public to experience all the Museum has to offer through influential keynote speakers, live tactical demonstrations, canine deployments, and interaction with participating military personnel.
About The Navy SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities.
The Navy SEAL Museum
For further information, contact:
Phone: (772) 595-5845 x 216
Mail to: Elaine@navysealmuseum.org
Phone: (913) 244-4782
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