2019 Army Heritage Days
Come out to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) Armed Forces Weekend, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for Army Heritage Days! Each year the USAHEC hosts Army Heritage Days, a timeline living history event that features several hundred re-enactors from all eras spread out over the one mile long Army Heritage Trail. Decked out in period uniforms and weapons, these living historians will have their historical equipment and weapons on display and will be available to talk to the public and answer any of your burning history questions!
In 2019 the theme is “Remembering D-Day,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous campaigns of WWII. USAHEC is highlighting the anniversary with two D-Day focused lectures, displays, WWII aircraft flyover, and special programs throughout the two-day event, as well as an increase in equipment and re-enactors on the Army Heritage Trail. As always, Army Heritage Days will encompass the history of the Army and the development of the American Soldier from pre-French and Indian War to current operations.
New to Army Heritage Days this year will be a WWII aircraft flyover scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. See and hear the C-47 transport which dropped paratroopers and supplies on the French countryside and towed gliders into the sky above Normandy. Also featured will be the workhorse fighter of WWII, the P51 Mustang. Of course, we will be bringing back old favorites such as the Veterans Meet and Greet, lectures by notable historians, the kid’s passport program, and informational programs by the re-enactors on the Army Heritage Trail. The event will also feature a used book sale in the Museum Store.
Follow #CountdowntoAHD on the USAHEC social media page or visit www.usahec.org for up-to-date information on the schedule.
The event admission and parking are free and open to the public. For further questions, please contact 717-245-3972.