I had a wonderful time at a local event raising awareness for the Army training camp that was in our area during World War II.
There were many wonderful displays set up in one of the barracks that is being restored. History of the camp, what happened to the buildings of the camp, the units that trained there and so much more was shared.
Several of the displays illustrated the personal connection some people had with the camp, with fathers or grandfathers having been trained there.
I had quite a few people ask for pictures, and I willingly obliged, including for the newspaper photographer. (Yes, I did end up in the paper, along with most of my family.) I received so many comments about my outfit, I forget how many times I was told that I looked like I walked out of a picture or a movie of the era. It made me glad to know that I was able to hit the mark of a period outfit.
There was one World War II vet there that I got to talk to. He served in the Navy in the Pacific. He had recently been to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight to see the memorials. The memorials reminded him to be grateful to have survived the war.
There is so much that can be learned from these Veterans. Their stories are definitely worth remembering and honoring.
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