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Celebrate US Armed Forces and Police at the National Cryptologic Museum: For the Nation. For the People

The 2019 Armed Forces & National Police Celebration is happening at the National Cryptologic Museum on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is open to all.

This year’s celebration includes activities from past years, and some new ones, to fascinate, entertain, and educate young and old alike. New activities include the renowned USMC Silent Drill Platoon, U.S. Army Band “Downrange,” and the World War II 67th Signal Battalion. The museum also welcomes back the 200th Military Police Command.

Another new attraction will be a caricature artist who will draw visitors in a military or police uniform of their choice. Dozens of other displays and hands-on activities will encourage attendees to meet and get to know the men and women serving in our nation’s military and police uniforms.

Scavenger hunts and other challenges, games, and spot tours by museum docents will offer golden opportunities for people of all ages to learn about cryptology and the history of the profession. Kids who complete the challenges will earn a free snow cone Hungry? Food trucks will be on hand with a variety of choices.

With less than one percent of Americans serving in uniform, this year’s theme, “For the Nation. For the People.”, encapsulates the lives and service of all men and women serving in the military and police forces. 

Updates about the Armed Forces Day and National Police Week celebration are available at

The National Cryptologic Museum is located on Colony Seven Road off Rt. 32, exit 10A, adjacent to Fort George G. Meade, Md. For more information, visit or call (301) 688-5849.


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