Re-enacting has slowly grown at D-Day, but it's not unusual
to see players dressed in period uniforms, especially during
the massive parade which takes place on Friday afternoon.
You'll also see a lot of units, like the CEF, 101st and 1st ID,
who take a strong interest in preserving the memories of
the soldiers who fought in the units they represent. Just
tis past June the 1st ID put up their own building and in
the center of its hand laid tile flloor you'll see the Big Red
One shield serving as reminder of who they represent.
Instead of leaving the wife and kids at home, bring them along
and make it a family vacation. There's plenty to do, both there
at the park as well as off site in nearby places like Miami OK,
etc. There's also Grand Lake, just a few miles away, which has
watersports, camping, etc. Those who aren't taking part pay
a small $5.00 Camp Access FEE, which is good for their entire
Your entry fee also includes access to the showers, plus one
of the largest gatherings of paintball related vendors, including
Dye, Tippmann, RAP4, Kingman, Hammerhead, Valken, Kee,
When it gets dark they turn on the lights so you can watch or
play on their 2 speedball courts and of course all the HPA you
can use comes with your entry.
There's also two areas where those with campers can power
up and settle in, but those spots go faast so if you're looking
to bring a camper you better reserve your space soon.
Need any more information on local lodging in the area, or
anything else having to do with the D-Day Parkm, either get
in touch with them or drop me a line.
Bg. Andy Van Der Plaats
J-9, Office of the CofS, SHAEF
"in bello, parvis momentis magni casus intercedunt"