(cue Perry Como:) It's the most wonderful time of the year!
It's like Christmas for WWII enthusiasts and vintage-loving folk- the 20th Annual WWII Weekend in Reading, PA begins next Friday, June 4th!
If you've never been, you simply must come. Even if you have to fly halfway around the world, I promise you it will be worth it. Where else will you see 2 B-17s & a Lanc, 5 P-51s, 3 B-25s and many more aircraft along with thousands of WWII reenactors and countless "civilians" dressed in vintage garb? Plus re-creations from the Homefront including a radio studio, 1940s home life display, cantina, and of course, plenty of vintage clothing vendors.
I've been attending for at least a dozen years, but this year will be my first in an "official" capacity. I will be manning a booth for my museum, the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum and assisting local author Peg George, author of We Knew We were at War: a collection of stories on the Homefront, by selling her book.
So stop by and say hello if you're there, and if not- well, why not give it a try this year?
(That's me in the hat!)