Saturday, August 18, 2012

D-Day in Conneaut, Ohio

Yesterday me, Mike and his buddy Kevin went to a D-Day reenactment/event in Conneaut, Ohio. If you're not familiar with the area, it's right on Lake Erie (which looks like an ocean when you're sitting there looking at it). They have this event every year but this is the first year we've attended. I'm glad we did. It was pretty interesting seeing all the equipment and guns not to mention the campsites and how the soldiers had to live then. Of course there were plenty of those dressed up (along with women) in uniforms walking around. They had over 750 reenactors this year! We didn't get to see any of the battle reenactments as those are going on today and we won't be attending.

If you'd like to read about this event, here is a link D-Day for you to click on.
Also, here are some pictures I took while there.

American Bike

Helmet resting on the rifle

Sherman Tank: smaller than I thought theyd' be

Tank Specs

American Tents
Sitting on the table are a typewriter and camera
On the crate is a phonograph player

Inside the tent

WASP (Women Airforce Special Pilots) tent

Just thought this hand sticking out of the tent was funny.

1 comment:

Linda Jordan said...

That looks like it would be an awesome event to attend! Next time you're thinking about a road trip try heading south to Bedford, VA to the National D-Day Memorial. So inspiring. Great post Rhonda!