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The Indiana Military Museum will be hosting its 9th Annual Salute to the Veterans of WWII this Labor Day weekend. The event dates and times are as follows; Saturday, September 3rd starting at 9a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 4th starting at 9a.m. until 4p.m. The museum is located at 715 South 6th Street in Vincennes, Indiana adjacent to the George Roger Clark memorial.

A flag raising ceremony will be held Saturday morning at 10a.m. on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. there will be an Army Chaplin preforming an outdoor field service. The public is invited to enjoy in the celebration of the bravery and sacrifice of the WWII vets. Over the course of the event there will be weapon demonstrations, a military parade, a Tiki Hut social featuring WWII news, shorts, and movies and a WWII aircraft flyover has been planned, weather permitting.

Both days will feature a thirty minute long reenactment between allied and enemy forces. There is swing band music planned in the fashion of a touring USO group and speaking at the event will be WWII veterans sharing stories from their past experiences. People are encouraged to come checkout the vendor booths that will feature everything from food to military artifacts to wooden handmade WWII toys.

The Indiana Military Museum Curator, Jim Osborne elaborates on the initiation of the annual salute …

The Indiana Military Museum contains one of the best overall collections of military memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The museum also features traveling exhibits from The Smithsonian institution and others. The museum has a variety of unique artifacts, vehicles, artillery, weaponry, uniforms, insignia and artwork.  Outside of museum there is a large range of military artifacts that include missiles, a C-47, a Huey helicopter, tanks and a full size German Atlantic wall bunker.

The museum encourages the public to attend and to say thank you to all of our WWII veterans. Admission is free for all outside events. Normal fees still apply to Museum entrance.

For more information you can contact the museum at (812)-882-1841.

 

 

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