Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter release ceremony on Aug. 30

The ceremony for the Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter will take place Tuesday, August 30 at the USS Cairo Museum located on the grounds of the park. The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Central Time (CT).

There will be a coin exchange after the ceremony where participants can exchange their cash for rolls containing the honored site’s new quarter. Children 18 years old and younger will receive a free quarter to commemorate the event.

The Vicksburg National Military Park was established by Congress on February 21, 1899 to commemorate the siege and defense of Vicksburg. The parkincludes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 144 enplaced cannons, a Union gunboat and 20 miles of trenches.

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