From: Ted Swanson
To: Nike Historical Society
Subject: Nike Hercules HM-69 60th Aniv
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2022 11:01:23 -0400
Nike Hercules HM-69 60th Aniv
Nike Missile Site Open House (Ernest Coe / Homestead)
Everglades National Park
FEE: Free. Free with paid park entrance fee
LOCATION: LAT/LONG: 25.395312, -80.583106
Nike Missile Site Launch Area. Request directions at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.
DATES & TIMES
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours
The open house is 4 hours long.
Everglades National Park houses one of the best preserved relics of the Cold War in Florida, a historic Nike Hercules missile site called "Alpha Battery" or "HM69".
Step into the Cold War for a volunteer-run open house of the historic Nike Missile Site, HM69. See an actual missile and many of the original support buildings. Guided tours begin at the Daniel Beard Center and are conducted most afternoons between December and March. Accessible, 0.7 miles, Open House is 4 hours.
On the fee-free day of Veteran's Day, Friday November 11, 2022, we will host a special event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This event is free and opened to the public! We will have special guests speak to the public about the Cuban Missile Crisis, the legacy of the Cold War, and the Nike Missile soldier experience in the Everglades. We will also have actual Nike Missile Veterans do a Question and Answer session to educate visitors about their time of duty in the glades. We will celebrate their achievements and talk about preservation, and how future generations can remember the Cold War.
Additionally, a ranger-led tour of the HM-69 Nike Missile Base will be offered at 2PM or a self-guided, volunteer-led open house of the missile base will be available for visitors from 10AM-2PM.
Come and celebrate our Nike Missile Veterans with us!
RESERVATION OR REGISTRATION: YES
Please use the EventBrite link to register for the 60th Anniversary events.
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