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 II.
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.