Museum Honors Armed Forces Heroes

On the day when the nation pauses to thank the men and women of the Armed Forces for the military service, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates America’s veterans with a lineup of special programs.

The Museum will honor Veterans Day by distributing American flags to all visitors on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Museum, which is open every day of the year throughout the Holiday Season except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Hall of Fame also says “thank you” to veterans year-round by providing active duty and retired career military free admission to the Museum, along with discounted admission for those who are members of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations.

Special programs held throughout the day on Nov. 11 and included with Museum admission are:

11:00 a.m.: The Plaques of the Gallery (Membership Desk, 1st Floor)

Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour. The tour will begin at the Membership Desk on the Museum’s first floor.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Operation Gratitude (Learning Center, 1st Floor)

Honor military personnel and veterans by taking some time out of your visit to write a letter to our soldiers and veterans. All letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

2:00 p.m.: Veterans Day Guided Tour (Membership Desk, 1st Floor)

Join us in honoring the Museum’s military members in a special guided tour that highlights artifacts and players that have served our country. The tour will begin at the Membership Desk on the first floor.

A total of 68 Hall of Famers – almost a quarter of all enshrined in Cooperstown – served in the Armed Forces during wartime