‘Smokey Bear Day’ honors 7 decades of fire prevention service

Smokey the Bear celebration in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” is his motto, and he’s been saying it for 70 years now.

Saturday was “Smokey Bear Day” in Virginia. The Chrysler Museum hosted a big party to honor Smokey’s seven decades of fire prevention service.

Photos: Smokey the Bear at the Chrysler Museum

Children of all ages got the chance to meet Smokey.

Saturday was also the debut of the museum’s new exhibit on Smokey Bear and Rudy Wendelin, the artist who drew him.


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