16-19 OCTOBER 2014
17 OCTOBER: EDUCATION DAY, SCHOOL TOURS, 10AM - 2PM
18 OCTOBER: MEMORIAL CONVOY, 8:30AM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 9AM-5PM
$5 per car load
FREE to Re-enactors
For any street legal Military Vehicles attending the 'Welcome Home" event there will be two opportunities to drive in convoy to either advertise the event or to Honor are Veterans. On Friday night a convoy through the town of Bloomfield and or Dexter, this is optional but a great opportunity to show off your vehicles on the move.
At 8:30am Saturday Morning 19 October, we will hold a Memorial Convoy to the Bloomfield National Cemetery, whose entrance is at the entrance to the Stars & Stripes Museum. All Vehicles and Nationalities are welcome to participate. With over 20 jeeps registered, this convoy will start with as many jeeps as which to participate followed be other vehicles. The lead jeep will carry the Minister and the wreath which 8th Corps offered to donate, the next several jeeps are to carry the Representatives of the various Units in attendance, then as many as wish to follow may do so. The Convoy will start at the Public entrance, proceed into the Cemetery, follow the outer road and turn into their Memorial site in the center of the Cemetery. The Unit representatives will from a Honor Guard, two persons, preferable Veterans will present the Wreath, followed with a prayer and a salute. All Vehicles will turn back to the Event site.
The Public are invited to this ceremony and will be allowed into the Cemetery if they wish. The Public will be held at the Public Entrance gate until the convoy returns for safety reasons the public will not be allowed on the grounds until all vehicles are back in place. If all vehicles are assembled by 8:30 this should be accomplished by the Public opening at 9am.
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 Convoy
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 and for a Re-enactor Swap-Meet, 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
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
18-20 October 2013
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.
3 pm: Re-enactor Registration begins in the Red Barn
7pm: Re-enactor Registration ends
7:00: FREE Re-enactor breakfast, you must pre-register. by ??????????
7:00: Re-enactor Registration opens, in the Red Barn
8:30: Memorial Convoy to Veterans Cemetery. Honor Guard and WW II Veterans from American Legion Post 382.
Public entrance will remain closed until convoy returns to event site.
9:00: Re-enactor Registration closes, Red Barn
9:00: OPEN TO PUBLIC
10:00: Uniform and Equipment Demonstration, at the Red Barn
10:30: Weapons Demonstration, at the skirmish area
12:00: Skirmish, undetermined, demonstration area
1:30: Uniform and Equipment Demonstration, at the Red Barn
5:00: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
All camp sites must be cleared by 12 noon
The Trio "Replica"
Performing @ 2pm at the Demonstration Area
The first time our trio sang was at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO with the Benny Goodman orchestra. Our trio does choreography with all our songs except for a few gospel songs. We have performed at many events and occasions during our years together, including Political Rallies, Class Reunions, Weddings, Seasonal Events, Reunion of Air Force veterans at Malden, MO, and several years of performing for the WWII veterans at their send off ceremony to Washington D.C to see their memorial. We have also sang on the Memphis Queen cruise Boat.
Of course what we are most known for is our presentations of the Andrews Sisters and their songs from the war era. We have uniforms that were made for us to copy their original ones.
We have sang for political functions from Springfield, MO to grand openings for a complex in Nashville, TN.
We sing an assortment of patriotic music, gospel, oldies from the fifties, sixties, seventies and love songs.