Let me just say from the standpoint of a Military Vehicle owner (Korea-Vietnam and does LH in both). YES the interest is there!!!!! You can certinly combine both Thunder AND Reading all in one if you wanted!!! I have never been to Reading but I have friends that go and they always rave about it.
Now not to start a bashing thread on Living History and Playing war but in the General Public's eye. There are things better understood if visually seen. For me it really hit home when I attended my first Civil War reenactment as a spectator. I knew from reading the history books on what they did but to see guys walk into a field in a march and get what I thought was pretty dam close and then draw and fire .58 caliber muskets at each other at close range, I shivered!!!! MY GOD I thought, I am lucky that my 3rd great granfather survived 3 yrs of that!!!
So to have Geneseo make a run at having a reenactment would be awsome learing tool!!!! There are various LH groups that attend reading, for the Geneseo staff, I would start contacting those units. For vehicles,http://www.ny-pennmvcc.com/
They have a wide variety of vehicles and I am SURE they would love to attend!!!
I myself would consider the trip in one of my MV's as we had a blast convoying through the small towns of NY while heading to Ft. Drum for a LH show 2 yrs ago. We would need to take the same route to get to Geneseo.
My only concern is that you sound like it would be just WW2??? If you do your research, you will find many like myself that can do more than one conflict. I personally can go Vietnam and Korea and I have slowly been working on a Civil War uniform.
If you guys at Geneseo care to do more than WW2, well feel free to contact me and I can help you work on it.
If you also want vehicles to attend, I have suggestions on what we like to see happen when it comes to our vehicles.
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