2017 Event Schedule

Schedule for Remembering WWII 2017 to be announced. 

For now, please enjoy this feature from the Remembering WWII 2014 reenactments:


Schedule from Remembering WWII 2016:
Friday, September 23rd:

1:00pm-8:00pm — registration & setup in encampment

5:00pm-8:00pm — set-up in vendor area

6:00pm-7:00pm — reenactor & volunteer dinner in encampment

8:15pm-10:15pm — outdoor film showing (open to public): You Can’t Take It With You (1938) starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore & James Stewart


Saturday, September 24th:

B-17 “Sentimental Journey” flyovers provided by Flying Legends of Victory. Go HERE for ride and tour info.

7:00am-6:00pm — registration and information booth open in encampment

7:00am-6:00pm — dinner tickets for sale at registration in encampment

8:30am – battle briefing at encampment stage (mandatory for battle reenactors)

9:00am-5:00pm – Café de Normandie, Stars and Stripes Canteen, Victory Hair Salon, vendors, encampment, vet alley, and vehicle display open to public

11:00am & 1:00pm – vintage vehicle rides (Pickup locations can be found on event map. Donations appreciated.) 


Courthouse Stage & Square:

9:30am – Col. Craig Alia (101st Airborne)

10:00am – battle reenactment

10:45am – opening ceremony at courthouse stage

11:00am  – Inge Auerbacher (Holocaust survivor) & live music

11:45am – official event photo with all WWII Veterans in front of courthouse

12:00pm – live music by Merchants of Cool Big Band; lunch available for purchase from local VFDs

1:00pm – Donald Jakeway (D-Day veteran) & live music

2:00pm — Boyer Sisters

2:30pm — Veterans’ Parade with fly-overs provided by the Red Thunder Air Show Team

3:15pm – A Conversation with History & live music

4:00pm– battle reenactment, closing ceremony, and memorial for fallen veterans from Perry County


Encampment Stage & Area:

11:00am  – Clinton Riddle (glider pilot) & live music

1:00pm  — James Willis (Okinawa veteran) & live music

1:45pm – weapons demonstration by 2/8/2 Marine Reenactors

3:15pm –Aerobatic Training Flyover with the Vultee BT-13 “Vibrator”


Dinner & USO-style Show (in Encampment):

Evening attire encouraged. Ticket required for meal (limited quantity available for purchase in the Registration Booth till 6:00pm or until sold out) — others welcome to come listen.

6:00pm — dinner lines open

6:15pm-7:15pm — live music provided by Merchants of COOL Big Band

7:30pm — veteran recognition & live USO-style music show

8:45pm — Festival of Lights*

9:15pm — fireworks display


Sunday, September 25th:

9:00am — informal interviews with vets & family members and live music at encampment stage

9:30am — Bill Potter (military historian) at encampment stage

10:30am — Baptist church service

11:30am — break for lunch & encampment teardown

1:00pm — 1940s baseball game at Veterans Park


We hope to see you there!


* Festival of Lights: Inspired by the Gaslight Parade held annually at Greenfield Village at the close of their Old Car Festival, we plan to hold a “Festival of Lights” on Saturday evening, following the special dinner and USO show. Enjoy the spectacular sight as antique cars & military vehicles with blackout lights lit drive the streets of historic downtown Linden. The evening will close with a fireworks show.