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« on: March 08, 2010, 04:37:12 PM »

24-26 September 2010, Walk Back In Time, Mexico, MO

AT THE GRACELAND MANSION 501 S. MULDROW IN MEXICO, MISSOURI 65265. FRIDAY IS A SCHOOL VISITATION DAY. EVENTS BEGIN AT 10:00 AM BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.


HISTORICAL CAMPS IN A UNIQUE TIMELINE:


1940s World War II / 1918 WWI / 1898 Spanish American / 1880s Cowboys / 1860s Civil War / 1860 Pony Express / 1830s Mountain Men / 1770s Colonial / NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE


***CALLING FOR WWI REENACTORS TO ACCOMPANY GENERAL PERSHING IN A STATIC WWI DISPLAY IN THE TIMELINE BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. CONTACT US IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN GALVANIZING, EVEN PART TIME, AS WWI DOUGHBOY OR EVEN A SPIKE-HELMET GERMAN!***


Browse for flint tools, leatherwork, pelts, beadwork, blacksmithing, gunsmithing, scrimshaw


Friday Morning:

School Programs in the Camps


Friday Night:

Special Presentation in the Graceland Mini Theater, TBA


Saturday

10:00 AM Flag Raising Ceremony

Battle Reenactments and Other Events:


World War II at approximately 2:45 pm / Western Gun Fights Held in Southfork

Saturday Night Candle Light Tours in the Historical Camps by the Light of the Campfires, 6:30-9:45 .


10:00 am Pastor Brook Kurth Old Time Christian Service in the Church

Vintage Baseball Tournament

2:30 pm Special Presentations in the amphitheater

Participants must register, even those who have participated in recent years!

Contact: windvoices@yahoo.com

Call 573-581-3910. Write P.O. Box 398 Mexico, MO 65265

Historical traders pay no fee. Friday is school visitation day so earliest set up is Thursday. Tear-down time Sunday is 3:30 pm, please please not before. Contact us for updates to this preliminary flyer.


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 11:29:30 AM »

Please send this to anyone else attending. 

We are very close to the start of Walk Back in Time 2010.  We are looking forward to seeing you on site in Mexico. 

The weekend schedule is pretty similar to previous years.  The battle is at 3pm.  We will probably do a meeting about 130 to talk the battle plan, and an inspection about 215 to check authenticity and safety.
 
Our camp will be on the same side as the last few years, and I intend to spread out more.  I will situate all the camps we people come in this year.  Check with me before setting up.  We should have lots of room this year.  Bring your displays and expect to have more space than previous years.  The Civil war group being gone means

The forecast is excellent.  There are chances of rain on Friday morning and on Sunday, with the rest being 50ish at night and 70s during the day.  It should be good tent sleeping weather. 
 
For mess, Friday night the historical society has the fish and chicken dinner for $8.  Tickets can be reserved through the http://www.audrain.org/WBIT_shop.htm website.  Arriving early usually means you get your food quicker to beat the crowd.  There will be the usual food vendors on site as usual.  Showers are also available at the YMCA or I can arrange something through the academy. 

T shirts are also available on the website above, and this year Ken Gott appears to be featured from the WWII section.  Ken will be there to autograph the shirts if you get one.  They are $10. 

Please email me how many are coming from your group, and what your footprint will be with vehicles, tents etc.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend. 

Tim Scherrer
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 01:35:00 PM »

AMERICAN HERO VISITS MISSOURI MILITARY ACADEMY
Final Survivor of the First Iwo Jima Flag Raising to Speak   

Missouri Military Academy is proud to welcome Cpl. Leo Champagne USMC (Ret), the last survivor of the first flag raising on Iwo Jima as the guest speaker during Homecoming 2010 – Honoring Our Own activities.  He will speak at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 24 in Centennial Gymtorium. This event is open to the public at no cost.   

Cpl. Champagne of Ocala, Fla., will address the 122nd MMA Corps of Cadets, “setting the record straight” on the events of the momentous battle of Iwo Jima.   

Cpl. Champagne was born and raised in Maine. In June of 1943, at age 17, he graduated from high school, and just two weeks later he enlisted in the Marine Corps.   

“In the early 1940s that was not unusual,” he recalls. “It was a very patriotic time.”   

After completing basic training, he was assigned to the 5th Marine Division, just as it was forming at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif. After very intensive training, he was part of the invasion force that landed on Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945.   

On Feb. 23, he was in the platoon chosen to be the first unit to attempt the climb of Mt. Suribachi, and if successful, to raise the American flag. He was one of the four men who raised the first flag.  Of the 42 member platoon who first climbed Mt. Suribachi, only 11 walked off the island. He is now the last living survivor of that group.   

“MMA is honored to have Cpl. Champagne, a distinguished veteran and a living piece of American history address our young men and the community as a whole,” MajGen Robert M. Flanagan, USMC (Ret), Academy President.   

Cpl. Champagne will give his personal account of the events that took place on top of Mt. Suribachi that day in 1945.   

Cpl. Champagne will also participate in activities surrounding the dedication of MMA’s Wall of Honor for alumni veterans during Homecoming activities.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 12:58:03 PM »

Another great event, guys.  As always the support staff and crew went out of their way to make all re-enactors feel welcome.  Unfortunately the rains came in late Saturday and forced the cancellation of the candlelight tour.  We krauts hung in there until about 1000 on Sunday.  With the cool temperatures, light drizzle, and prospects of few spectators we pulled up and made the long trek home.  Many of the Allies had already done so the night before.  The only "negative wave" I have is the small number of re-enactors for all time periods.  Recession and competing events seem to be in play.  This is a great event and worth the effort and the drive.
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