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9th WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?


The field is located on Rt. 72 in Rowlesburg, WV next to one of the most beautiful community parks in this area and along the Cheat River. The photo shows a view taken across from the field and looking towards the park with its pavilions, concession stand, restrooms and playground. Notice how gorgeous the flowers and plants look. The Greater Downtown Rowlesburg organization maintains these gardens throughout the year.


WHEN?  WHAT TIME?

LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE

  Friday 27 June 2014           Saturday  28 June 2014           Sunday 29 June 2014
       set up as of 3 pm                  10 am - midnight                breakfast and goodbyes

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Click here to view, download and/or print the WWII event poster (legal size)

Every year we have more reenactment units who attend
with period equipment, weapons, Jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, GP tents, pup tents and many artifacts on display.

DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE FIELD

If
you are interested in attending this event as reenactor
living historian or vehicle owner, please submit the form below.
You will receive confirmation of your registration.

  SEND IN REGISTRATIONS BEFORE 10 JUNE 2014

    Click here to download the 2014 reenactor registration form    


INFO WWII REENACTOR REGISTRATION : JIM BARNES 304-599-4418
jd621hs@gmail.com


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MILITARIA VENDORS

JASON COBB MILITARY COLLECTIBLES

INFO WWII VENDOR REGISTRATION : SHIRLEY HARTLEY 304-329-1240
shartley812@frontier.com

If you are interested in selling military items complementary to this event,
please print and sign the form below and mail it to us. 
You will receive written confirmation of your registration.

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Special thanks to

WV NATIONAL GUARD and CAMP DAWSON
for participating in this event

2014 SPONSORS

ROWLESBURG REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE
GREATEST GENERATION SOCIETY
ROWLESBURG TOURISM COMMITTEE
RIVER ROAD PROPERTY for the use of the field
DON RIGGS, ED EDMUNDS & RON SINES for preparing the field
and to FRIENDS - VETERANS - SUPPORTERS

  To support this event contact Shirley Hartley 304-329-1240 or Katie Wolfe 304-454-9232
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Thank you.

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 28 JUNE 2014


 MEET OUR W.W.II VETERANS at 1:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to talk to the men and women who lived through it all.
All W.W.II veterans are invited to join this event and gather in the white tent
for refreshments while they talk to visitors or just reminisce about
their experiences with other veterans.

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MILITARY COLUMN
at 2:00 pm
(tentative)

Reenactors and vehicles drive through town with WWII Veterans and
halt at the Honor Roll Monument for the wreath laying ceremony.

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WREATH LAYING CEREMONY at 2:30 pm

Honor Roll Monument - Railroad crossing Buffalo Street

Dedication by Rev. Roy Mick
21 Gun Salute and Taps by VFW Post 578 Terra Alta & Aurora

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DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

SPECIAL GUEST (tentative)
Harold "Woody" Williams
WV Medal of Honor Recipient

VISIT FROM FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
(Patty Cooper)

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1940s USO DANCE
Saturday night from 8 pm - midnight
Szilagyi Center


Maestros of Swing
performing Big Band music



Admission: $25.00 per person

Hors d'oevres and drinks (soft drinks, water, wine and beer) are included and
served in a 1940s atmosphere.

Dressy or Period attire please.

USO DANCE TICKETS : SHIRLEY HARTLEY 304-329-1240

Bobby Menear is a direct descendent of the Big Band legendary pioneer Glenn Miller,
and loves the music of his heritage.

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SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014

HOME MADE BREAKFAST AT V.F.W. POST 3008
in the company of WWII reenactors (early birds)

8 am - 1 pm                   $8.00

buckwheat cakes, pan cakes, biscuits, gravy, potatoes, eggs, bacon,
sausage, OJ, milk, coffee, tea.

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Previous WWII Weekends
click here for photos

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MISCELLANEOUS INFO

Community park with pavilions and playground.

Concession stand in park open from 10 am-6 pm

The Rowlesburg Historical Society will be available at the Depot for
Trips up to historic Cannon Hill
from where you have a view over the town.


LODGING

The Heldreth Motel - Kingwood, WV

www.heldrethmotel.net

Mainstay - Rowlesburg, WV


www.mainstayrowlesburg.com

Camp Dawson - Kingwood, WV

Retirees and current military can stay on base with a valid ID.
Contact the Front Desk for reservations and info: 304-791-7001.

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Check the links page on this site for more interesting info.

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