Several years ago, the family of Ernie Pyle established the Ernie Pyle Legacy
Foundation to support and ensure the legacy of Ernie Pyle. After much research, the
Foundation determined a major benchmark was needed to honor Ernie Pyle and
continue his legacy.
The Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation has established National Ernie Pyle Day on
August 3rd, Ernie’s birthday. A major event has been planned on August 3, 2017 to be
held at the NM Veteran’s Memorial in Albuquerque, NM, Ernie’s last home. National
Ernie Pyle Day has the support of many groups, especially the Ernie Pyle WWII
Museum in Dana and the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Save the date and
be part of this important event. Check out the program below.
National Ernie Pyle Day, August 3, 2017
New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial
1100 Louisiana Blvd, SE
Everyone is invited to this event, 9:30 am
The program includes a full day of activities with special guests and dignitaries,
color guard, music, and the keynote speaker, Joe Galloway, famous
war correspondent of the Vietnam War and the movie “We Were Soldiers Once”.
All veterans are invited and will be honored, especially the veterans of WWII.
A free lunch will be served to all attending. In the afternoon, a one-man show will
be presented depicting the last days of Ernie Pyle, by well known local historian,
Baldwin Burr. This day of celebration will be honoring Ernie Pyle, along with all of
the brave soldiers who gave their lives for their country.