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Nowadays, members of the greatest generation are most
likely to be great-grandparents. After all, May 8 marks 67 years
since the last bullet was fired on the European front of World War
But at Buckley Homestead's WWII Tribute, you'll get an
eye-opening look at the realities of the war that changed the way
we live even today. Your kids will be fascinated by military
equipment, including tanks, jeeps and half-tracks, as well as
re-enactor encampments and skirmishes.
Fans of American Girl Molly McIntire will want to check
out examples of Victory Gardens and the USO entertainment. Plus,
keep your eyes peeled for some special guests: President Franklin
D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are set to make an
appearance. And just in time for Memorial Day, stick around
for a patriotic ceremony honoring all veterans.
The world may be a very different place, but we still can be
grateful for those who make it safe. $5, free kids under 7 and WWII
veterans. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. Buckley
Homestead Living History Farm, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, Ind.
(219) 769-PARK, lakecountyparks.com.
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