Camp Butner's 75 Anniversary

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On September 23,the Town of Butner will come to life with a nostalgic WWII atmosphere as we salute the 75th Anniversary of one of our Nations’ largest WWII training camps, Camp Butner.  Opened in 1942, the Camp trained over 40,000 troops on a 40,000-acre military training facility for combat in the European and Pacific Theaters.

Bring a chair or stand along the parade route to view vintage military vehicles; presentations by military dignitaries and a Camp Butner historian will reflect on the Camp’s history; visit reenactment camps; tour historic Camp Butner sites, and more. Please join us as we celebrate this memorable occasion.  Saturday’s events begin at 10:00 AM.  The Friday Sept. 22nd dinner is sold out. 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 23

Gazebo Park  - 415 Central Avenue

 10:00 a.m. - WWII Military Parade with vintage vehicles, bring a chair
11:00 a.m.  - Commemorative Ceremony (Military Dignitaries, Historian, Patriotic Music)
(Rain location – Soldier’s Memorial Sports Arena: 416, 24th St.)
12:30 a.m. - Guided Bus Tours begin (air conditioned)
Reenactment Camps (all day)

 

For up-to-date  information about the Camp Butner 75th Anniversary Events on Saturday, September 23rd, please use the following link:  www.butnernc.org/events

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