Activities

Fall National College Media Convention - Oct. 30-31, 2023

Excited to participate in the #collegemedia23 convention in Atlanta. Our session covered Ernie Pyle and his impact in journalism as a voice for all people. We also were honored to present the ACP Ernie Pyle Human-Interest Profile Award and to share our passion for Ernie with many in the Exhibition Hall.

Captain Henry T. Waskow Day

Sep. 22, 2023

The foundation has created Captain Henry T. Waskow Day on Sep. 24, his birthday. An event and ceremony has been planned in Belton, TX on Sep. 22, 2023 at the Pittenger Fine Arts Center. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. We were able to work with the Texas Senate to make the day an official day of recognition.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2023

It’s August 3rd and we’re celebrating National Ernie Pyle Day! We’ve created a great video for you to watch, where we discuss the new re-release of Brave Men. How are you celebrating #nationalerniepyleday ?!

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Jun. 6, 2023

Ohio University recently celebrated 100 years of journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. A ceremony was dedicated to honor three war correspondents: Cornelius Ryan, John Wilhelm and Ernie Pyle. We were asked for a Pyle family member to attend and make a speech at the ceremony. Our director Steve Maschino spoke about Ernie and his contributions to Journalism, especially during WWII.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Apr. 18, 2023

April 18th is here! We want to remind everyone that on this day we remember the legacy that Ernie Pyle left and inspire writers of today to continue human interest storytelling. We're fortunate to partner with NSNC on National Columnists' Day, and work together to encourage more writers to follow in the footsteps of Ernie Pyle.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2022 - Virtual

Each year, the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation celebrates National Ernie Pyle Day on Aug. 3, Ernie’s birthday, to honor his outstanding achievements and expertise in journalism.  As a foundation, we decided to continue our virtual celebration of National Ernie Pyle Day with a brand new Tribute Video.

Ernie Pyle Remembrance Day

April 18, 2022 - Virtual

On April 18, we celebrate Ernie Pyle Remembrance Day on the anniversary of his passing. Several years ago, actor Gary Sinise visited Ernie's grave site to give thanks for his accomplishments and dedication to his work.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2021 - Virtual

After collaborating with The Media School at Indiana University on our 2020 tribute video, we updated our 2021 video with a message from U.S. Sen. Todd Young and the announcement of the year's Ernie Pyle Legacy Award for Media.

Ernie Pyle Remembrance Day

April 18, 2021 - Honolulu, HI

At the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, we place a floral arrangement by Ernie’s gravesite each year to honor his life and legacy. Every 5 years, we hold a memorial for Ernie. In lieu of our missed ceremony in 2020, a small ceremony was held in 2021 to commemorate the anniversary of his passing.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2020 - Virtual

In lieu of holding an in-person event in 2020, we  partnered with The Media School at Indiana University, Ernie's alma mater, to create a tribute video.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2018 - Bloomington, IN

On the campus of Indiana University, festivities included a speech from prominent war correspondent Joseph Galloway; remarks from sculptor Tuck Langland, who made the statue of Ernie Pyle that sits outside Franklin Hall; and a one-man performance by Ronald May, in character as Ernie Pyle.

National Ernie Pyle Day

Aug. 3, 2017 - Albuquerque, NM

In 2017, the Foundation announced the creation of National Ernie Pyle Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Ernie spent many years. The program included a full day of activities with special guests and dignitaries, color guard, music, keynote speaker Joseph Galloway and a one-man show by local historian Baldwin Burr.

Ernie Pyle's 70th Memorial Ceremony

April 18, 2015 - Honolulu, HI

The Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation restarted a traditional event that originally began in 1949 and continued every five years to honor Ernie. The Foundation also dedicated a memorial stone at the "Punchbowl" cemetery to honor all war correspondents.