FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings will transform into a Washington D.C. replica this weekend as Fort Fest returns.
The Moving Wall traveling Vietnam veterans memorial will return and be joined by the traveling World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“We were really looking at just having the Vietnam wall back when we came across the others and thought how incredible would that be replicating a mini Washington D.C. for the weekend with all these exhibits in the same place,” said Fort Fest co-chair Wes Klir.
In addition to the traveling memorials, the event will feature Vietnam-era helicopter displays, re-enactments and the Children’s Camp 1812 where grade-schoolers can learn militia drills and crafts.
“This is for American patriots of all ages and backgrounds. It’s nice if you have a veteran in the family or they want to come, but you certainly don’t have to be a veteran to appreciate what they’ve done for our country,” Klir said. “It’s not only an opportunity to remind people of that but also to inspire future generations and pay respects to those who have sacrificed.”
Entertainment will be provided by Midwest Dueling Pianos, Truckstop Manners, the 338th Army Band and others. There will be wine and craft beer tasting as well as a variety of food and beverage options available throughout the weekend.
Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.