Veterans Day at the Legion of Honor: the Book of Gold and Free Admission
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Larry Rivers, "The Last Civil War Veteran", 1961. Oil on canvas. 82.5" x 64.5". Foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions. Not currently on display, 2009.13
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.”
To commemorate this day, the Book of Gold, listing those Californians who died in World War I, will be on display in the Hall of Antiquities (lower level) through December 3.
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 Saturday, November 11, 2017. Special exhibition surcharges still apply for Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World and Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter.
Veterans and active duty military personnel will also receive a 20% discount in the museum cafe.