FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2001
Contact: Jeff Sharp
Commemorates "The Forgotten War"
(Santa Ana)- Almost
1,000 re-enactors dressed in U.S military uniforms from
the last 225 years will commemorate the 50th anniversary
of the Korean War on Memorial Day weekend.
The event, "Marching Through History," will feature re-enactments
and authentic encampments from the American Revolution
through Desert Storm at the County Operations Center,
1300 South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana.
Active and reserve military units and the Tustin Young
Marines are participating in the event, which is the result
of a partnership between the County of Orange, the United
Veterans Organizations of Orange County, and the Orange
County Veterans Advisory Council.
On May 25 an educational program for Orange County students
will kick-off the event. The program will teach history
by using actors to re-create historical military events.
The event is free and open to the public May 26 (10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.) and 27 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A memorial service
will take place at 11 a.m., May 28. Veteran organizations,
County departments and retail venders will be present
throughout the weekend.