Delaware Goes to War at Cape Henlopen State Park April 26
The Fort Miles Historical Association and Cape Henlopen State Park will host the annual Delaware Goes to War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26.
About 100 living historians in World War II uniforms will have period gear and drive in vintage vehicles. A World War II searchlight will be demonstrated, as well as artillery loading and firing at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Participants will re-enact the 1945 surrender of the crew of a German U-Boat at Fort Miles. Speakers will talk about the Civil Air Patrol and Fort DuPont during the war.
Tours of Battery 519 will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a reduced price of $3. Docents will answer questions and provide information about how the big guns at Fort Miles targeted enemy surface ships. Visitors will have the opportunity to “fire” a 12-inch gun.
The band WWTunes will perform in the orientation building at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., playing music from the 1930s and ’40s, a feature popular at last year’s event.
At 3 p.m., a Wall of Honor Ceremony will be held in Battery 519. Food and drinks will be for sale. Park entrance fees will be in effect.