WORLD WAR II WEEKEND AT RIPPON LODGE

DCA Ground Crew at the

WORLD WAR II WEEKEND AT RIPPON LODGE

Alan and Judy Lewis, our husband and wife volunteer recruiter team, will be at WORLD WAR II WEEKEND AT RIPPON LODGE in Woodbridge, VA on Saturday, July 9th.  they’ll be seeking new Greeter recruits to join us for the second half of our 2016 season which will begin later this month and continue into November.  This World War II event will be the first of many leading up to December 7, 2016, the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and U.S. entry into World War II. 

Rippon Lodge, now a Prince William County Historic Site, was the home of Rear Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, USN, an officer associated with Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the polar regions explorer.  Adm. Black’s service brought him to Hawaii in August 1941 and to Pearl Harbor on December 7th.   Later during World War II he fought in the Battles of Tarawa and Saipan.  He was awarded a Bronze Star for actions during that service.  He died in 1992 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Weekend events are FREE and will include living historians portraying Allied and Axis soldiers and their life daily lives in the European and Pacific theaters of operations.  Life on the home front during World War II will also be portrayed. Get more information on Facebook!

 

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