Do a GI Jive for Independence Day!

06/22/12


This July 4th in Texas you can celebrate America's independence 1940's style!

Soldiers' Angels announces G.I. Jive, a WWII-themed dinner and dance at the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, north of San Antonio, Texas.  Doors open at 4  p.m. on July 4th for Big Band music, BBQ, raffles and auctions.  Entrance is free, any size donation will cover dinner, dessert and drinks, and guests are encouraged to dress in 1940s-era costume if possible.

Raffle and auction items include international fishing, hunting and vacation trips, wine from Chandelle Winery, Diamond earrings, a two-night stay at LaQuinta on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and many more great items.

The museum will be open to visitors from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. on Independence Day and guests are encouraged to make a day of it, spending time at the museum to celebrate the sacrifices and achievements of our "Greatest Generation" before joining the GI Jive festivities at 4 p.m. 

Fredericksburg will also hold an Independence Day parade starting at 10:00 a.m. near the Courthouse on Main Street and traveling East to the Nimitz Museum, then west on Main Street before ending at Bowie Street.  The city will conclude the day with a fireworks display (weather permitting).

Formally known as the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Nimitz Museum is designed for visitors of all ages and includes 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space with an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.  It is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to America's victory there may never be forgotten.

Join Soldiers' Angels at GI Jive as we celebrate Independence Day in honor and memory of our WWII veterans who sacrificed so much and fought so valiantly to maintain that independence!  For more information or to volunteer with or sponsor GI Jive, email csegner@soldiersangels.org or call 210-629-0020.