National Ernie Pyle Day - August 3, 2017

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.