16-19 OCTOBER 2014
17 OCTOBER: EDUCATION DAY, SCHOOL TOURS
9AM - 2PM
18 OCTOBER: MEMORIAL SERVICE, 8:30AM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 9AM-5PM
$5 per car load
FREE to Re-enactors
Welcome Home, Stars & Stripes Remembers WW II & the Korean War
Welcome to a new Stars and Stripes Event, “Welcome Home” Stars and Stripes Remembers World War II and the Korean War. With this 2nd Annual Event we hope to bring to our visitors and supporters and the Communities of Stoddard County a new experience in Living History and a new awareness of the importance of the Stars and Stripes legacy.
On 17 October 2014 the Stars & Stripes Museum will Host an Education Day were local schools can visit the displays and talk with re-enactors.
On 18 October 2014, you will have an opportunity to experience a World War II & Korean War Living History Event located on the Stars & Stripes Museum Grounds. There will be Military Vehicles on display, Military display camps with Groups representing the United States, Great Britain and her Commonwealth Nations, the Soviet Union and Germany.
There will be special programs through-out the day and activities provided by the Museum to be announced later.
There will be food vending on site.
Watch here for announcements and up-dates as the Event develops
The Staff of the Stars and Stripes National Military Museum & Library
This is the 2nd Annual "Welcome Home" event sponsored by the 6th Corps LHG STL MO. The theme is ‘World War II & Korean War. WW II, any theater any impression any nationality, so long as it is correct. HRS safety and authenticity rules will be enforced.
Military vehicles are welcome.
The museum will provide bottled water, fire wood, Johnny on the Spots, a water spigot and Breakfast on Saturday.
Camp set up can begin @12noon on Oct 16
Open to Schools: 10am - 2pm Oct 17, set-up continues all day
Open to the public, 8:30am, Memorial Service
Open to the public: All camps and displays @ 9am – 5pm Oct 18
Camp sites cleared by 12 noon Oct 19
There will be weapons demonstrations, equipment and uniform talks, camp displays, NO large public battle. one small skirmish. If any Unit would like to put on a skit in there camp or put on a little show, let us know. Pre-registration will be used as a head count for the FREE Saturday morning breakfast. There is space for special displays in the Barn, see Event Information for Details.
Check Event Information for Registration Information at the Event.
Check back for more information as the event develops.
6th Corps Living History Group
Chosin Reservoir Survivor
Ron Burbridge, U.S.M.C. will be at the Korean War display in the Red Barn during the day Saturday to talk about his experiences from 27 November – 13 December 1950
For 60 years, Ben Fainer kept silent about the horrific experiences he endured as a victim of the Holocaust.
Even his own children didn’t know he once was imprisoned in some of the Nazis’ most infamous camps — hellholes with names like Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald. Big for his age — his father was 6’6” — Fainer knew enough to lie to the German soldiers when they came for his family. Not yet 9 years old, he told them he was 15.
Whether they were soldiers or victims, like many of his generation, Fainer wanted to forget those terrible memories. Instead, they focused on work and raising their families.
After years of secrecy, he first opened up in 1996 to Marci Rosenberg with the Shoah Foundation. About five years ago, he reluctantly agreed to give talks to visitors to the Holocaust Museum in St. Louis. He now has a book — entitled “Silent for Sixty Years” — and regularly shares his message with school groups, military assemblies and church organizations.
Fainer’s childhood, already marked by deprivation before the war started, was cut short in 1938 when the first German soldiers arrived in Bedzin, Poland, shouting “Raus, Raus, Juden Raus!” and rounding up the town’s Jews. Able to work, Fainer and his father were shunted to the right. His mother and three siblings — including a newborn sister — were shoved to the left. His mother is believed to have been executed at Auschwitz, although documents released relatively recently show she might have survived until the war’s end.
Lou Baczewski will Host a Conversation about the Honor Flight Program and his experience with his Grandfather on his Honor Flight. @ 11:00am & 2:00pm
Author Lou Baczewski will be signing his book, "Louch the Book, A simple Man's True Story of War, survival, Life and Legacy". As part of the 3rd Armored Division, Louch survived five major European campaigns, battled “Hitlers Own” SS Division in the Battle of the Bulge, liberated the Dora-Mittlebau concentration camp and V2 missile factory, only to return home and tangle with mob run unions and desperate times. He was one of only a handful of men in his entire company to survive the war.
10% of all sales go to the Fisher House Foundation and Honor Flight
The Stars and Stripes National Military Museum & Library
P.O. Box 1861
Birthplace of "The Stars and Stripes"
Austin Flag Company
American Legion Post 382
The American Legion Department of Missouri Kenady-Hanks Post 59
16-19 October 2014
12 noon: camp set-up starts
3:00: Re-enactor Registration begins in the Red Barn
7:00: Re-enactor Registration Ends
10am-2pm: Education Day for local schools, private tours. Set up continues all day.
3 pm: Re-enactor Registration begins in the Red Barn
5:30pm: Parade starting at the Bloomfield School to the City Park.
7pm: Re-enactor Registration ends
7:00: FREE Re-enactor breakfast, you must pre-register. by 12 Oct 2014
7:00: Re-enactor Registration opens, in the Red Barn
8:30: Memorial Service to the Veterans Cemetery. Honor Guard and WW II Veterans from American Legion Post 382, Bloomfield, MO
9:00: Re-enactor Registration closes, Red Barn
9:00: OPEN TO PUBLIC
During the day: Chosin Reservoir Survivor Ron Burbridge will talk about his experances, Korean War display, Red Barn
10:00: Uniform and Equipment Demonstration, at the Red Barn
10:00: Guest Speaker Ben Fainer, Holocaust Survivor, will host a Conversation about his experiences in six camps, Museum Library.
10:30: Weapons Demonstration, at the skirmish area
11:00: Lou Baczewski will Host a Conversation about the Honor Flight Program and his experience with his Grandfather on his Honor Flight.
12:00: Missing Man Ceremony, American Legion, Kennedy-Hanks post 59, Dexter, MO
12:30: Skirmish, undetermined, demonstration area
1:00: Guest Speaker Ben Fainer, Holocaust Survivor, will host a Conversation about his experiences in six camps, Museum Library.
1:30: Uniform and Equipment Demonstration, at the Red Barn
2:00: Lou Baczewski will Host a Conversation about the Honor Flight Program and his experience with his Grandfather on his Honor Flight
2:00pm: 1940's Music by the Bloomfield High School Choir
5:00: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
All camp sites must be cleared by 12 noon