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Military Outpost

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Come celebrate our US Military heritage! July 1-4 experience the Freedom Vehicles Military Outpost located at SCERA Park in Orem Utah. On display will be the largest collection of military vehicles and military artifacts in Utah County’s history dating from 1914 to the present day. Participate in the Freedom Vehicles Military Outpost along with the Colonial Heritage Festival and the Cries of Freedom as we bring positive life changing events and activities to the community while teaching about our nation’s history. Your appreciation for our heritage, our community, our nation, our freedom, as well as for those who sacrificed everything to make it possible will grow as you participate in all the fun interactive events. In 2017 we will be adding additional interactive games, and learning experiences that will help participants feel as if they are actually part of that time in history.
Chairperson(s)
Vernon Stout  -
vstout@freedomvehicles.org
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Activities
  • Learn to shoot a 50 caliber machine gun and then with supervision shoot one that looks, sounds and feels like the real thing.
  • Take a Military Vehicle and Equipment Historical guided tour.
  • See the Military armory display; weapons from 1916 – 1980.
  • Attend the American Bald Eagle Presentation; learn about and get your picture taken with a real bald eagle.
  • Hear Veterans tell their story of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War experiences.
  • Take a stretcher ride with a friend.
  • Build a protective wall using sand bags.
  • Learn how to find your way in the wilderness using a compass and try your hand in a competition.
  • Get your picture taken; families can dress up as soldiers and get in specified vehicles.
  • Get your own Dog Tag that is made on a 1943 imprint machine.
  • Learn to Stencil a vehicle, then try your hand to see how you do.
  • Use a real Morse Code machine and try to break the secret code.
  • Learn to use geometry to shoot a tea shirt from an air cannon to hit a specified location.
  • Talk on a military radio and learn the phonetic alphabet.
  • See if you can toss a grenade in to the enemy’s trench.
  • Learn how to skirmish using wood guns and rubber grenades.
  • Shoot a Candy Air Cannon; kids run to find the candy.
  • Learn how to march the way soldiers do.
  • Get your face painted using real Camouflage face paint.
  • Take a ride in the kiddy train that honors all branches of service.
  • Watch a daily (1:00) WWII battle between authentically dressed Germans and the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division

Military Outpost Timeline

July 1, 2, – All events
July 3rd –Tours and listen to Veteran stories and 8:00 PM devotional
July 4th – All events throughout the day. Early morning convoy (6:00 – 6:30 AM)

Go to http://www.freedomvehicles.org for details and updated information.

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Volunteer

Interested in being a volunteer? All volunteers will receive a limited edition Freedom Vehicles T-shirt and a set of personalized Dog Tags.  There are only 250 slots left.

Sign up by going to http://www.freedomvehicles.org/volunteer

Review the list of available slots and then sign up using the “Become a Volunteer” link.

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