18 Jul Family Day: A 1940s Festival
This Saturday, travel back in time to a bygone era with music, vendors, living history, games, tours and more! The National D-Day Memorial presents its 1940s family day festival on Saturday, July 21st from 10AM-5PM, with a full day of World War II programs, activities, and displays! Scheduled activities include a 1940s fashion station, dozens of living historians, artifact displays, posing in your own propaganda poster, period vehicles, homefront activities, face painting, book-signings, craft vendors, and opportunities to meet veterans. More than 40 activity stations are planned, all family-friendly and hands-on.
Live entertainment will occur throughout the day with guest musicians Rick Dellinger and Keith Campbell providing big band tunes. Karen Nichols will perform jazz selections and Ken and Ally will feature an array of acoustic folk music. The lawn concert begins at 11am and ends at 3:30pm.
This year the National D-Day Memorial is also hosting Art Beltrone, appraiser and dealer in military artifacts and documents who will give unofficial appraisals of military artifacts and documents. Bring your favorite military memorabilia and see what it is worth. (Limited to one per person.)
Food will be available on site throughout the day. Family Day 2012 is generously sponsored by Woodmen of the World Lodge 175 and the Kiwanis Club of Bedford. Students 18 and under are free. Adults are $7.00 per person. All proceeds benefit education initiatives at the Memorial.