Sunday, June 3, 2012

WWII Weekend - Sunday In My City

Thanks to UnknownMami for hosting Sunday's in my City.

A World War II Weekend Event was held in my city. A reenactment of a battle was realistic and amazing to watch.  There were bullets flying (blanks of course), soldiers dying (well, just laying there) and the Germans were defeated.
An air show of the planes from that era flew up into the sky with all the oohs and aahs of the crowd watching on.
My friend, Heather asked me to translate the meaning on the plane thinking that it was a german word.
It isn't german.  Can you make out the name?
Re-enactors portrayed the soldiers and women who served our country.  Men who served in WWII were also there, humble and yet proud.  It was an honor to meet them.  You could ask them any question you wanted and were not disappointed with the information you received.
I loved to learn about American History.  This event was right up my alley.  Take a look at the slide show for more pictures.  Thank you for taking a view of my city! Enjoy!


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20 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. My menfolk would have loved this event, especially the air show. Great shots!

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  2. Tara, wait until you see the shots my husband took! They are amazing of the planes taking off the runway and into the sky.

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  3. Cool! That would have been fun to go to! :)
    Who all went?
    The picturs were good btw

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  4. WWII history is so interesting. Must have been a very fascinating day.

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  5. Pretty interesting stuff that, Tami! I can just about "hear" that plane taking off and landing!

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  6. I think it's great these did this. What a powerful, informative event.

    I'm visiting from SIMC.
    Be well.

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  7. I used to participate in Civil War reenactments. They weere great fun. And once upon a time I was the Ghost of WORLD WAR 2 for a school play. So I think this activity you saw was a wonderful way to share history. Loved the pics and video.

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  8. Heather!!! I got that name on that plane right away!!! Well Tami what an outstanding post and an outstanding event! Looked so true to life and I enjoyed the video immensely, they add so much. Looked like a great way to learn and spend a day.

    This weekend I watched the movie Red Tails, the story of the Tuskeegee pilots during WWII. FANTASTIC movie, great story, heroes!!!! xoxo

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    1. I thought you'd get it right away!! ;-)
      I haven't seen that movie. I will look for it. I'm sure Todd would love to see it too.

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  9. I love air shows and I've been fortunate enough to have seen a number of them. The P-51 Mustang is a favorite plane and I think that nose looks like a P-51.
    This sounds a little weird but one thing I miss from my Air Force time is the smell of burnt jet fuel. Great background music on your slideshow - I subscribed to your youtube page.

    Now - quit your bitchin

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  10. I know a few guys who would have been in paradise here.
    Happy SIMC, jj

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  11. That is pretty awesome. I would love to attend an even like that! Thanks for sharing,
    CJR @ TMB

    http://cjrthemamiblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Tami, thank you so much for following my blog! Following back :) Oh my goodness. That event would be incredible to get to go to! I think mostly of my war history loving husband who knows like every single plane and war fact there is to know!He would LOVE this!!!!! Hahah- that plane name ;-) nice. I love your childcare business name. I've worked in childcare for years and adore kids!! I am working at a wonderful place right now just for the summer since I'm due in September. I love it. Kids are so amazing (even if sometimes you just want to pull your hair out! They are so dang cute though! it totally spoils the irritation!)

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  13. Yep, I got the name. ;-)

    As a former history major, WWII and the period leading up to it were my favorite topics.

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    1. I like the earlier time period with the Revolutionary and Civil War. But I still find WWII a very interesting topic. It's closer to my heart because of my grandfather serving in the Navy.

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  14. My hubby would love that.....me I'd rather be at the mall! Shoe shopping! Happy Monday!

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  15. WOW! What a great weekend! I'm sure it was intense and wonderful! I love your photos!!! I'm a new follower!

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  16. Last call for entering my photo challenge! :)
    You can use one of the beautiful pictures of you that was taken by Uncle Todd! The ones from you Mothers day post. One of the last three of you would be good!

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  17. The name of the plain is hilarious. Funny, I had no idea I could read German.

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