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The Armed Forces History Museum’s Military Surplus Flea Market
Date:  2/25/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

2050 34th Way North | Largo, FL  33771 | 727.539.8371 | armedforcesmuseum.com | maxandmighty.com

 

NEWS AND PHOTO ALERT

For immediate release

  

EVENT:

The Armed Forces History Museum’s Military Surplus Flea Market

 

DATES AND TIME:

Tomorrow – Friday, February 26, 2016 and Saturday, February 27, 2016

8am to 3pm

 

LOCATION:

Warehouse next to the Armed Forces History Museum located at 2050 34th Way North in Largo

(prominent signage to be displayed)

 

TICKETS:

Admission is free to the Flea Market

 

DETAILS:

The Military Surplus Flea Market will feature items from WWI through to current conflicts.  Items include helmets, goggles, boots, canteens, badges, patches, inert ordnance, tents, camo netting, cots, trunks, military movies, ammo boxes, bayonets, field radios, mine detectors, tools, uniforms, military pictures, posters, mess kits, military vehicles, trailers, generators and much more.  Cash and credit will be accepted.  All items will be sold as-is and there will be a no refund policy.

The featured items are an overflow of memorabilia and artifacts from the museum’s founder, John J. Piazza, Sr.  Addition items were donated by individuals wishing to support the museum.

The Taste of Chicago food truck will be on hand selling breakfast and lunch items.

Admission to the flea market is free.  Those wishing to visit the museum on the days of the flea market can enjoy discounted admission at just $10.  The museum will adjust its hours to coincide with the hours of the flea market by opening at 8am, but will remain open until its usual 4pm closing time.  Rides on “Mighty” the M8, the museum’s WWII M8 reconnaissance vehicle, will be discounted to $40 for up to three people on Flea Market days only.

Proceeds from the Military Surplus Flea Market, as well as from other museum events, benefit the youth-based Operation Education program, which allows the museum to underwrite the cost of field trips, bus transportation and lunch to underprivileged children in Title I schools.  To coincide with Operation Education, the museum established Mission: It’s Possible! – Discover Your Inner Hero.  Led by cartoon characters Military Max and “Mighty” the M8, K-5th graders engage in a scavenger hunt to find core values and characteristics exemplified by the military throughout the museum.  They are taught lessons on integrity, dignity, leadership, freedom, sacrifice and much more.  Upon the completion of the scavenger hunt, each child receives a Hero Certificate signed by Max and Mighty.  The back lists the characteristics they’ve learned as well as tips on how to integrate them into their daily lives. For further information, visit www.maxandmighty.com.

Members of the press are invited to cover the Flea Market either day. Those wishing to have further information in advance of the event may contact Cindy Bosselmann, Assistant Executive Director at 727.539.8371 ext. 106 or cindy@armedforcesmuseum.com.

For further information on the Armed Forces History Museum, please visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com.

 

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