Camp Hearne is bringing World War II history to life during its third annual “A Day in the Life…” living history event on October 27, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Hearne, a WWII prisoner-of-war base camp located on FM 485 northwest of Hearne,
Texas, has been touted as the best documented POW camp in the United States.
Many folks simply do not realize almost 432,000 German, Italian, and Japanese
prisoners were housed in the United States during WWII. Camp Hearne, where more than 4800 mostly
German prisoners were detained, is the perfect historic site to tell this
will be able to visit the WWII POW Camp Exhibit, walk the trails to
prisoner-built remains, interact with WWII living historians as they “show and
tell” their collections, watch weapons demonstrations and view WWII vintage
vehicles. Put on an olive drab shirt and
helmet and hop aboard My Gal, a restored jeep, waiting for your
photo-op. To really get in the spirit of
this day in the past, don your parents’ or grandparents’ 1940s apparel and just
tribute is an acknowledgement of contributions made by all Americans during a most
difficult time: our fighting soldiers abroad, our service men and women
protecting our homeland, our citizens working in the factories and farms, our
children gathering scrap iron and rubber, and our families sacrificing their
fathers, sons, and brothers. All
contributed to win the war and protect our freedoms.
For additional information, visit www.camphearne.com
or contact Cathy Lazarus or Melissa Freeman at 979-314-7012.