Of us have been capable of take a step again in time and be taught the true tales of army heroes, because the Hagen Historical past Middle held a particular occasion that introduced the Veterans Day weekend to life.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Hagen Historical past Middle had uniformed reenactors who demonstrated what they did through the interval that they signify. Erie has a big army custom and historical past courting again to Common George Washington’s go to to the county in 1753.
“All the best way up by way of fashionable instances, many women and men from Erie County or from Pennsylvania have served within the army from the start all the best way as much as at present,” mentioned Jeff Sherry, museum educator, Hagen Historical past Middle.
The reenactors intention to level out the contributions made by these women and men: together with a French Marine from the French and Indian Warfare, a Warfare of 1812 sailor, a Nineteenth-century sailor and a World Warfare II infantryman.
Sherry mentioned it’s vital to honor veterans as a result of they sacrificed a lot for our nation.
“I don’t care should you have been drafted and also you have been a clerk typist at Fort Dixon, New Jersey all by way of World Warfare II, you didn’t must hit the seaside in Omaha in Normandy to be thought-about. You have been sacrificing,” Sherry added.
Nathan Albert represented a World Warfare II soldier.
“I believe that it’s vital for individuals to see extra than simply what they’re studying in a guide it type of makes historical past come to life and it makes it extra significant once they can see one thing in particular person versus simply studying phrases in a guide,” mentioned Nathan Albert, World Warfare II, infantryman reenactor.