SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Military Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony at10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, in downtown Sacramento to commemorate the launch of the CaliforniaState Military Museum (Sacramento). The museum will be the latest site in what is a statewide militarymuseum system run by the California State Military Reserve. Credentialed media are invited to attend.
“The Sacramento branch of the California State Military Museum marks our most recent effort to connectthe public with the rich military history of California,” said Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, AdjutantGeneral of California. “California is home to more veterans than any other state, and our museum systemmust reflect that high level of dedication and service.”
WHAT: California State Military Museum, Sacramento branch Ground-Breaking CeremonyWHO: California Military Department & California State Military ReserveWHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016WHERE: 2814 B Street, SacramentoCONTACT: Capt. Will Martin, email@example.com or 916-854-3304
The June 30 ceremony will include displays of military aircraft, vehicles and artifacts, and personneldressed in historic military uniforms. In 1981, the state charged California’s Adjutant General with theresponsibility of establishing and maintaining a California Military Museum. Today, the California StateMilitary Reserve operates museums, artifacts and displays at sites across the state, including San Diego,Long Beach, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Sacramento, where the latest museum will officiallyopen later this year.
Media should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to set up and conduct interviews with Military Departmentpersonnel. To coordinate coverage, please contact Capt. Will Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org 916-854-3304.