The next World War II Weekend will take place March 5 and 6, 2022.
Living History Weekend
Come out and join the Dade Battlefield Society in honoring those who served during World War II, both on the warfront and the homefront. On both days there will be:
Flag Raising Ceremony
"Armed Forces Radio" Broadcasts (to announce living historian presentations, dance demonstrations, guest appearances, and much more through the day)
Interactive Tours in Allied and Axis Camps
World War II Exhibits and Historical Artifacts Displays
Presentations by Living Historians
1940s Music All Day
Non-Profit Organizations providing information
Food and Drink vendors on site
World War II and the Dade Battlefield
World War II was fought between the Axis Powers (Germany in most of continental Europe, Italy dominating the Mediterranean Sea, and Japan throughout East Asia and the Pacific) and the Allied Powers (United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union, France, and China). Involving over 30 countries, about 70 million people were killed during World War II. The Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945, bringing the largest and deadliest war in human history to an end.
From January to June 1944, the U.S. Army 622nd Air Warning Signal Company was stationed at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, which was then called Dade Memorial Park. This contemporary sketch, drawn by one of the men stationed there, shows a number of tents, mess hall, supply room, shower room, and motor pool, stretching south, east and north from the area of the breastworks on the 1835 battle site. Other structures were peppered throughout other nearby areas, effectively transforming the park into an active military base.