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Salute To Veterans, South Bend, IN - July 14th to 16th, 2017

Salute To Veterans

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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WW2 HRS Reenactment on July 14th to 16th, 2017 

Sod Busters
51282 Sycamore Rd
New Carlisle, IN 46552

Main battles will be open to East Front and West Front.  Battle specifics are in the works but as this is a new site, please be patient. Decisions will be made as units (and their corresponding factions) commit to the event by registering so please encourage your friends and colleagues to register as soon as possible.  Set skirmishes will also be arranged with specific times, more info on that coming soon.

Schedule of Events

Friday July 14th

Setup starts at 2pm

Registration open from 2pm to 9pm


Saturday July 15th

Registration open from 8am till 9am.  

9:30am S&A and Vehicle Inspection (HRS rules apply)

10am Event Opens (all POVs must be out of camp sites)

10:30am First Skirmish

11:30am Field Battle 

12:30pm Weapons Demonstration

1pm Second Skirmish

2pm Field Battle

3:30pm Third Skirmish

5pm Event Closes


July 16th Sunday

10am  Event Opens

10:30am First Skirmish

11:30am Field Battle

12:30pm Weapons Demonstration

1pm Second Skirmish

2pm Field Battle

4pm Event Closes  


  1. All re-enactors who pre-register or register on-site are subject to the guidelines, rules, and instructions of the event and its coordinators. All re-enactors will be following a reasonable set of authenticity guidelines. They are listed on the Eventbrite page. Registering means that you agree to abide by these guidelines.
  2. All re-enactors will be required to follow the safety guidelines for the event. They are listed on this page. Failure to follow the safety guidelines can result in the participant being barred from participation in the event and/or their temporary or permanent removal from the event.
  3. HRS Rules apply

  4. When reenactors enter the event site they will enter through one entryway. Every individual participant will pick up their S&A card and sign in. No one will be allowed to enter the event site without their S&A card.  If you lose your S&A card, please go the entryway and get a new one, or locate an event coordinator and we can get a new one for you. It is very important to keep these cards with you at all times. This applies to all re-enactors, US, German, Commonwealth, and Civilian.


  1. All semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons must be properly blank adapted in order to be used in any battles or skirmishes.

  2. Wood tipped blanks are not allowed in bolt action rifles.

  3. No participants under the age of sixteen may carry firearms.

  4. No homemade pyrotechnics may be thrown at or near vehicles or heavy weaponry, or near any of the professionaly place pyrotechnics. During skirmishes, pyrotechnics may be used but they should be brought to the S&A meeting to be approved. In the main field battles the only types of pyrotechnics that may be used are smoke grenades and powder based rocket charges. Please do not use any improper pyrotechnic or unsafe pyrotechnic, if you have questions on your use of pyro, please contact us before hand or prior to S&A.

  5. No US military hand grenade simulators will be allowed.

  6. No one will fire any weapons closer than 30 feet from another reenactor when firing directly at that individual with their face towards the weapon. Violators will be dealt with.

  7. Rifle grenades and mortars must be fired at a 45 degree angle or higher. Any rifle grenades or mortar rounds must be pre-approved at the S&A meeting before being used. Firing rifle grenades directly at another participant will result in you being kicked out of the event.

  8. No live ammunition is allowed on the event site. We are not going to go snooping around everyone’s stuff to find live rounds, but just make sure that you do not have any live ammunition in your possession. If you have some, put it in your vehicle.

  9. Do not fix a bayonet in any battle, skirmish, or skit.

  10. All participants must bring all weapons they want to use in the battles or skirmishes to the S&A meeting. Their S&A card will mark which weapons they have been inspected with. A participant will not be allowed to participate in a battle with a weapon that has not been inspected. If you have not been inspected with a particular weapon at the S&A meeting, we can add the weapon to your S&A card before each battle.


    1. All hair will be proper for the period. Males are not allowed to have hair touching their ears or collars. Females must have hair correct for the period in a correct style. The event authenticity officers will have the right to make on the spot judgements and make corrections during the event.

    2. Facial hair must be correct for the impression. Research this and understand it. We reserve every right to fail a person for having incorrect facial hair for their impression. We will not list all the specifics since the possibilities are endless.

    3. Modern eyeglasses are not permitted. The only exceptions are tank crews and armored vehicle drivers for safety reasons.

    4. Footwear must be correct WWII issue.

    5. Any uniform or equipment items must be correct WWII issue and appropriate for your impression.

    6. No political impressions will be allowed.

Civilian impressions are welcomedand encouraged (detailed further below) and must be authentic.

Current Volunteer Staff:

Event Host:  Craig Morehead (

Skirmish Coordinator:  Corey Vaughn (

United States Contact: Corey Vaughn (

German Contact: Chuck Bolanis (

Commonwealth: Open

Soviet Union: Open

Civilian:  Open

Vehicle Inspection: Jon Schmidt, Jim Schouten

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Salute to Veterans
51282 Sycamore Road
New Carlisle, IN 46552

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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