HPHA and the Friends of Greame Park hosted our 2nd World War II weekend on May 5-6, 2012 featuring open camps, Pearl Harbor vet's War Stories, and Honor Guard on Sunday.
HPHA and The Friends of Greame Park hosted our 2nd World War II weekend on May 5-6, 2012 featuring open camps, Pearl Harbor vet's War Stories, Honor Guard, and a mock battle with the Penrose Strawbridge House as a small farm in occupied France being liberated by the GIs.
When the troops weren't engaging - visitors toured camps, saw period trucks and equipment,toured the historic Keith House, browsed the sutler's booths and had some great food.
On Saturday afternoon the Penrose Strawbridge property became a french famhouse under occupation by the Germans. The Allies, in a spectaclular mock battle, liberated the village and defeated the retreating Germans.
Everyone then celebrated the victory with Big Band Dance Concert by the Society Music Makers, a local 17 piece Big Band playing under the big tent at Graeme Park.
Our World War II reenactment is a fun and educational day for the whole family.
Schedule of Events
The Honor Guard for Sunday was from Fort Dix New Jersey perform a ceremony honoring the fallen. Tom Murt was a part of this ceremony which ended with the folded flag being presented to Beth MacCausland, president of The Friends of Graeme Park and Marie Cherry, Board member of HPHA. This flag will now fly at the flagpole on the grounds of Graeme Park!