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Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Stronghold

OREGON – A World War II battle re-enactment and other events will be Saturday and Sunday in celebration of Armed Forces Day at Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center, 1922 state Route 2.

There will be vintage WWII aircraft flyovers, hundreds of uniformed re-enactors, and vintage WWII tanks, jeeps and motorcycles.

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from the United States, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union.

Battle re-enactments will be held Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

A period-style USO Show is planned, as well as activities for all ages. A German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe will be open to the public.

Food and drinks will be sold.

Admissions is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger.

Go to strongholdcenter.org or call 815-732-6111 for more information.

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