I happened quite by chance. A group of men, meeting once a week for a man cave program in a local assisted living property. Talking about men stuff. Talking about being a veteran and times of war.
Then, through a conversation with a local barber, Bill of Ryan’s Barbershop in Twinsburg, we heard about D-Day Conneaut; a live, volunteer lead reenactment of the June 6, 1944 beach invasion of Normandy France.
The group just had to go! Four WWII veterans, and six Korean war veterans journeyed from Vista Springs, Macedonia to Conneaut, Ohio for a day filled with historical amazement!
Each veteran received a special packet and a badge with their name, rank and ribbons. Ample volunteers were available to provide mobility assistance, refreshments and conversation. Military personal were in attendance extending honor and conversation that defied age and era.
Tank maneuvers, battle reenactments, beach fortifications and landings, USO entertainment and weapons demonstrations were provided by a group of volunteer reenactors from the United States and Canada that took us back in time to June, 6 1944.