Fort Fisher’s World War II Experience: This is My War Too

Event Description

Join us Saturday, October 12, 2019, for Fort Fisher's World War II Experience: 'This is My War Too'. This family-friendly living history program will examine Fort Fisher's role in the training of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalions during World War II and the women who served in a supporting role. Military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and will be available to discuss historic weapons and the life of the World War II soldiers (both men and women. Throughout the day, guest speakers will discuss World War II topics in the Spencer Theater located inside the Fort Fisher visitor center. Other special activities include jeep rides in an authentic 1942 Willys jeep (small donation requested) and the Toy Soldier Workshop, at which kids paint toy soldiers and learn about military uniforms and equipment. The program is free and open to the public. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site, and its sustaining members, as well as by generous support from the town of Carolina Beach and the town of Kure Beach. Program components subject to change.