The Currahee Military Reunion Weekend Celebration is here! Pull out your American flags and your red, white and blue and let’s celebrate our Camp Toccoa Veterans. Here is your weekend itinerary:
Start by attending the Chamber BBQ lunch on Friday from 11:30-1:30pm at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. After that you can wander over to the Train Depot for the Veteran’s book signing and autograph session. Then put on your 40’s outfits and head to the Airport’s old LeTourneau Hanger for the USO Hangar Dance.
But don’t stay up too late - because you will need to wake up early to run or walk the Currahee Challenge – that’s 3 miles up and 3 miles down. Hurry home to shower and then head downtown to see the Parachute Team jump at 10:25 - to start the Veteran’s parade. After that – walk to the depot to attend the Opening Ceremony and the dedication of the Loden Exhibit Hall.
By then you will be really hungry so have a nice big lunch and get your energy back up to tour the Currahee Military Museum, the 2 Memorabilia Shows on Doyle - and the Re-enactor Camp site on the Courthouse Lawn. They will be doing weapons demonstrations on the hour. Don’t miss it!
After that, head out to the airport for a once in a lifetime chance to purchase a ride in one of the Vintage WWII aircraft or the Huey Helicopter. The airport show will last until 4pm. Then go home to get your dress clothes on and get over to the Georgia Baptist Conference Center for a nice dinner and hear Camp Toccoa Veteran Carl Beck speak.
Rise early again - for the Sunday morning Remembrance Service at 8:30 at the Camp Toccoa Memorial - given by Norman Parrish with William Tucker blowing Taps and the re-enactors performing a 21 gun salute.
Toccoa-Stephens County is an All-American Patriotic Community and we “walk-the-talk” every year at the Currahee Military Reunion Weekend Celebration.
For a complete schedule visit www.toccoagachamber.com. We hope to see you there!