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  • Multiple Days: 12/08/2012, 12/09/2012 Cabrillo National Monument

    Air Raid Point Loma - Historic Re-enactment & Liberty Dance

    Join WW2 Living History re-enactors in the military history exhibit and tour a coast artillery bunker as they reenact the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United State's entry into the Second World War. On December 8 and 9, from 9AM-4:30PM, the National Park Service at Cabrillo National Monument will host a World War II Living History event to commemorate this pivotal moment and its impact on San Diego.

    History will come alive as Cabrillo National Monument is transformed back into 1940s Fort Rosecrans. Historical re-enactors will represent the men and women of the US Army and members of the 19th Coast Artillery. World War II vehicles, tents, and various displays will be set up around the park. Historic structures, including the army radio station and one of the observation bunkers, will be open for viewing. Don't just learn history, live it. Join Cabrillo National Monument for this unique opportunity to understand and commemorate San Diego's important role during the early days of World War II.

    The Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will also host the park's first 1940's era Liberty Swing Dance on December 8th from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information on the Liberty Dance and ticket sales, visit the Cabrillo Bookstore; go to www.cnmf.org or call 619-222-4747.

    Cabrillo National Monument, located on Point Loma at the south end of Catalina Boulevard, is open daily from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. For additional information call 619-557-5450 or TTY 619-222-8211, or visit our web site at http://www.nps.gov/cabr/. Contact the park for additional information about special events.

    Schedule at a Glance

    Saturday December 8th

    9am- Park Opens

    9:10 am - re-enactors raise the colors

    10 am - Event begins, bunkers are open to the public

    11am - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One- Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field

    1pm - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One- Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field

    2:30pm - Bayside trail searchlight bunker tour

    5pm - Park Closes

    6pm - Liberty Swing Dance

    ·Park grounds are open except for the Bayside Trail and bluffs

    ·Silent auction (auditorium)- 6pm- 8pm

    ·Insiders food truck 6pm-8:30pm

    ·Ranger/re-enactorled - night Bunkertour - 7:30pm

    9pm - Dance ends

    Sunday December 9th

    9am- Park Opens

    9:10am - re-enactors raise the colors

    10am - Event begins, bunkers are open to the public

    11am - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One- Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field

    1pm - Air Raid - re-enactment of potential enemy aircraft flyover, provided by Air Group One- Commemorative Air Force out of Gillespie Field

    2:30pm - Bayside trail searchlight bunker tour

    5pm - Park Closes

    Location: Cabrillo National Monument | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Contact Name: Emily Floyd Contact Email: Emily_Floyd@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 619-523-4566

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