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World War Two Reenactment

"I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle...We will accept nothing less than full victory!" -General Dwight D. Eisenhower's message to the Allied Forces, June 1944

Back in September I had the opportunity to see a WWII reenactment at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg! I had heard of WWII reenactments before but I never thought I'd get to see one. It was really awesome! I totally want to be a WWII reenactor someday! 

We also toured Dwight Eisenhower's house!

It's an annual event so if you're in the Gettysburg area next September, I highly recommended you go see it!

Civil War Weekend

Last weekend marked my official "I've been a Civil War reenactor for a year" anniversary. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was spilling punch on my dress at my first reenactment. I've outgrown silly things like that.(yeah...well...I'll just keep telling myself that.)

We had a lovely tea party with good friends, hot apple cider, lots of baked goods and way too many bees. 

There was a Civil War ball and my little sister was able to come and stay the night at camp. That was her first time staying over at a reenactment. A huge thanks to my mom who took most of the pictures below!

The lovely Michaela and Allison.

We were in a parade on Sunday...

We reenacted the 1863 Richmond Bread Riot. I had a hard time acting hungry and mad so I just ended up smiling through most of it. Oops.

Taking down camp. Bittersweet!

I would be smelling my Civil War dresses to soak in the campfire smell if I didn't have a cold right now. Maybe I'll just wait to wash them until my cold goes away. =)