Over There

I guess a woman — an Asian woman — with no accompanying male — isn’t the usual demographic for visitors to WWII living history camps.  I got the feeling that I’d only be rarer if I’d been a Yeti.  Or under 40.  Because everyone I spoke with at the National Park Service sponsored World War II  Weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg eventually got around to the question, “Why are you here?”

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I was there because I’m interested in history.  Because I don’t know as much as I should about 20th century history and particularly about WWII history.  Because I write a heritage tourism blog and I try to cover a wide range of history topics.

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They scrunched up their faces and shook their heads.  “No…that’s not it….”

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5 Responses to Over There

  1. Weird… I guess I would probably get the same question for being a woman under 40… with no accompanying male. You should rehearse some bizarre responses for next time! 🙂

  2. Kathie Shattuck says:

    Oh, Dear God, there are WWII re-enactors?? While I feel guilty about not knowing more, and I honor their service, my father watched every TV series, documentary or movie made on the subject. I still have not recovered from the overdose.

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