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Historical Military Walking Tour in Downtown

In anticipation of Memorial Day, learn about Tacoma’s historical connection to the military.  Tour the Tacoma Armory, learn about the Spanish Canon in Wright Park, walk along a historic military parade route, and discover Tacoma’s connection to the Star-Spangled Banner on the Walk Tacoma Military History Walk on Wednesday, May 20 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

The 1.3-mile walk, sponsored by Veteran & Business Services, will be led the JBLM Commander, Col. H Charles Hodges, Jr.  It will start at the Tacoma Armory at S. 11th & Yakima, and end with a social at the Odd Otter Brewing Co located in the old Soldiers and Sailors Clubhouse. There will be many exciting additions to the walk event:

  • The Tacoma Armory will be open to tour starting at 4:45 p.m., 30 minutes prior to the walk.
  • The patriotic-themed Pierce Transit bus will be unveiled at the walk event.
  • All participants will receive a free Pierce Transit One-Ride bus ticket to use after the event.

There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join Downtown On the Go at the start.

Walk Tacoma 2015, sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, is a nine-event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their sixth year, encourage people to enjoy downtown on foot by introducing new walking routes, and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.  The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees to walk during their workday, whether it is to and from work or at a lunch break.

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