Veterans Day at the Legion of Honor: Special Installations and Free Admission
Cover of the Book of Gold
On Armistice Day in 1924, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor opened its doors to the public. Dedicated to the 3,600 Californian soldiers, sailors, and marines who gave their lives during World War I, the Legion of Honor pledged to “honor the dead while serving the living.”
A special display of porcelain figures depicting French and American soldiers, a gift from the French government in 1925, will be on display in the Porcelain Gallery (lower level). In addition, the Book of Gold, listing those Californians who died in World War I, will also be on display in the Hall of Antiquities (lower level) through December 3. These presentations celebrate the centenary of the end of World War I as well as the founding of the Legion as a museum and memorial to the California men who died on the battlefields of France.
In honor of Veterans Day and the 92nd anniversary of the Legion of Honor, general admission to the museum is free for all veterans and active duty military personnel (with valid ID) on Sunday, November 11, 2017. Special exhibition surcharges still apply.
Veterans and active duty military personnel will also receive a 20% discount in the museum cafe.