|Free Food for the Soldiers. God bless you.|
|Mail Kits and other gifts for the reenactors|
[end of educational pamphlet]
Whatever you write up, try to include an explanation of their mission and description of some of the many things they did to minister to the soldiers. Look at it as an opportunity to educate those who come to your tent about an honorable group of people who took God's command to "love your neighbor as yourself" seriously.
2) Suggestions of ways to bring the USCC alive for Reenactors
|Jonas, my grandson, and a tin can cup|
While the tin cans we have today are not "authentic" in construction, spectators will get a much better impression of what it was like "back then" in seeing this instead of a reenactor drinking from a styrofoam cup. It's always interesting to me when I walk the camp to see the many tin can cups at the various unit campsites. I'm sure it adds to the spectators impression of what it was like "back then" too. Occasionally a reenactor will say "I already have that labeled can, but I don't have that one yet." There are some soldiers who use them for living history displays. And some of the guys have them at home as mementos of the various reenactments they've met us at. That makes the evenings I spend labeling cans worthwhile. Simple joys make life interesting.