April 16, 2013
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Military history was on full display Saturday and Sunday at Fort Verde Sate Park in Camp Verde. The annual History of The Soldier brings together historical re-enactors who collect vintage and replica weapons, uniforms and accoutrement and share their vast knowledge with a curious public. Participants donned the uniforms of soldiers from US military conflicts ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present day. There were speakers, military encampments with period items, weapons demonstrations and fashion shows to entertain and inform. The encampments are not just for show however; most of the participants camp out over night on the fort grounds, regardless of the weather.