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From the Revolution to Vietnam, military life on display

Jennifer Sprouse • Nov 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Parts of Winged Deer Park’s Lakefront Festival Plaza resembled scenes from a historical war movie Saturday, as re-enactors set up camp during an event that honored veterans from practically every era.

Sponsored by the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department, “Take a Walk in Their Boots –– A Military Adventure” featured local historical re-enactors dressed up in costumes and showed visitors just what it was like to be a soldier in their particular time period.

“We have people here today representing the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, (World War I), World War II and Vietnam,” re-enactor Paul Morrison Jr. said. “They’re just out here more or less to show people what kind of equipment that the veterans had to carry, how heavy it is, uncomfortable it is and to give people some kind of an idea about the sacrifices that veterans made on a day-to-day basis.”

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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