I had the pleasure of attending the WWII weekend this past Saturday. I’ve gone for the past 3 years, and it’s always a good time filled with guns, planes, trucks, cars, and even plenty of people dressed up in character representing different military units from various countries, the president, generals and even just civilians. I bring my little boy with me, because I feel as though it is a great experience and just one of the ways to share the past with him.
This year was really hot, and we ended up leaving early because they wouldn’t allow us to go back to where our water and sunscreen was. My son was overheating, and I couldn’t risk him getting ill. We were there for 3-4 hours, however, and had the chance to see lots of good stuff.
There was even an unscheduled appearance by one of the most recognizable fighter jets of all time. I tell ya, there’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT in the morning:
Lots of planes and military vehicles were in attendance, as well, to include Jeeps, tanks, half-tracks and as many propeller powered planes as you can imagine:
I urge you to get out to an event like the WWII Weekend in your area, if there ever are any. You never know what you might see, or learn. There are battles and skirmishes that take place, machine guns rattling off blanks, flame throwers, the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima, planes flying around, and a lot of other cool stuff to see.
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