WWII living history shows to return this weekend

While many celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, picnics and parades, there’s at least one way in Fredericksburg this weekend for Americans to better learn just how they were provided with their present-day freedoms.

World War II authentically dressed soldiers will take the stage this Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, for five separate  “Pacific Combat Zone” living history shows at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

During each 90-minute performance, reenactors will talk about the tactics and strategies and even fire off some of the weapons that gave the allies the advantage in winning World War II.

With plenty of pyrotechnic explosions, a working flamethrower, a rumbling Stewart tank, U.S. Army Jeeps, rifles, bayonets and more, the show’s conclusion — a Hollywood-style battle reenactment — has made the event a popular attraction for visitors on specially-planned weekends throughout the summer.

Shows this weekend are planned at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, and at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

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