A Millennium of American History

Sunday, August 15th, 2021
Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511

3 Eclipse Ctr, Beloit, WI 53511

Doors open at 10:30a
Event is 11:29a-1:30p

(may run longer)

We’re calling this an event for the ages!. More than twenty WWII Veterans and 'Rosie-the-Riveters', with 16 Veterans celebrating ages 100-106, PLUS 4 more celebrating their 99th this year...all scheduled to participate! COME AND LEARN HISTORY FROM THOSE WHO LIVED IT IN COLOR MORE THAN 70-YEARS AGO!!


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In this amazing assemblage, we have a Pearl Harbor Navy Veteran (USS Maryland); two Veterans of the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater, one which flew 3000 combat hours 'flying the hump'; a D-Day medic; a 100 year old Army WAC; two Battle-of-the-Bulge Veterans (one is a Purple Heart); not one, but TWO Iwo Jima Veterans (one a Purple Heart recipient celebrated birthday #106 on July 31st, now believed to be the oldest Marine Veteran in America today!!!); not one but TWO Okinawa Veterans (one was an Okinawa paratrooper and assigned to protect General MacArthur after VJ day and the other survived his ship being sunk by a kamikaze); a tank driver in the Battle-of-the-Bulge, now age 100, who helped liberate the infamous Mehlhausen Jewish Concentration Camp in Germany and not one but TWO 'Rosie-the-Riveters' and numerous other battle hardened heroes!

In-person speakers:
  • Ms Diane Hendricks
  • WI VFW Commander, Cory Geisler
  • BG Hon. James P Daly, US Army (Ret)
  • MG Marcia M Anderson, US Army (Ret)
  • Maj Gen John L Borling, USAF (Ret)

Proper dress etiquette appreciated.

Only bottled water provided…no meals or drinks and no carry-ins.

*Please Note: Post event in-person greetings with honorees will require masks


Tickets are FREE, but limited, with a maximum of four per person
Tickets available now!

NOTE: Please reserve in advance and go to check-in before 11:15am day of the event

Any unclaimed Will-Call seats will be opened up at 11:15am day of the event!

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