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A Sentimental Journey

Celebrating 70 years after the end of World War II

 


A group of local individuals have worked for a year to plan a dinner and stage show to honor Campbell County’s WWII veterans and their families, and to celebrate 70 years since the end of the war. All local WWII veterans – whether they lived here during the war years or not – are invited to attend “A Sentimental Journey” on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center lobby where veterans can mingle and visit, with a collection of WWII memorabilia to peruse. The dinner will be in the Heritage Center lobby at approximately 4:30 p.m. “Welcome” and presentation of gifts to the veterans will be by Senator Michael B. Enzi and Colonel Larry Barttelbort (retired), just prior to dinner. The dinner is for vets and their immediate families only.

After dinner, veterans will be escorted by the VWF and American Legion members into the Heritage Center Theatre for a show featuring music from the Oscar Award winning movies of the WWII era. The show is open to the public and free to attend. There are many individuals and groups involved in the planning of this production. The Color Guard will be members of the American Legion, VFW and National Guard. Cast includes the Bighorn Big Band, Gillette Guitar Guild, Gillette Community Theatre, Little Rascals, and Sagebrush Singers, among others.

The purpose of this event is to honor surviving veterans from WWII and all those who have served since. To remember those WWII vets who are deceased. To help give the rest of us, of all ages, an appreciation for what they have done for our country. To attempt to give us all a sense of what life was like during the war, both at home and abroad.

 

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