Susan Marie Molloy

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World War II Commemoration Weekend


We drove to the Dade Battlefield State Park over the weekend for World War II Commemoration Weekend.  This week is my series on this remembrance.

There were quite a bit of reenactors dressed in World War II period uniforms, both American and German. We saw others dressed as nurses, WACS, French Resistance fighters, Hitler Youth, civilians, and the like.My beau and I were able to get a seat on the bleachers, so my photography vantage point wasn’t as good as it was in January when we attended the 1835 Dade Battle reenactment (you can read about that HERE). We didn’t want to sit on the ground since there were too many ant hills. Next time we bring chairs!

After the National Anthem and the recognition of World War II veterans and then all veterans, there was a demonstration of the type of American and German small arms weaponry used during The War. This was very interesting, especially since they fired the weapons, too, using live ammunition for the demonstration.

An interesting historical tidbit:  During world War II, Dade Battlefield State Park was used as a training ground.

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

2 thoughts on “World War II Commemoration Weekend

  1. It kind of made me want to play Army……………

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    • When we were kids, we used to play Army. I got a toy machine gun that rat-a-tat-tatted and a big battery operated tank that rolled everywhere for Christmas one year. (Yes, me!) We kids even had the plastic G.I., German, and Japanese toy soldiers. Now I’m down Memory Lane– 🙂

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