Heidi Van Pelt

December 6, 2009 by USA Post 

be4348ce-d707-11de-abc0-001cc4c002e0.preview-300Heidi Van Pelt:Waterloo – Visitors intervention in the 1940s for the Feast of the first birthday of the Sullivan brothers of Iowa Veterans Museum on Saturday.

Was attended by nearly 200 “A Night at the Hollywood restaurant” to mark the anniversary of the opening of 32,000 square feet, $ 11.5 million in addition to the Museum of plaster. Mimicked the event of World War II U.S. show where celebrities to carry troops to lift morale.

Ron Steele, KWWL, at the University of Northern Iowa mascot cat h, plaster Executive Director Billy Bailey and re-enactors portray Bette Davis and Clark Gable were among the celebrities of the modern day servers.

Swing music fill the air and people dressed in military uniforms and clothing from the era of mingled around the room. Girls peddled candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars. A nurse, a pilot and navigator took swing dance lessons in the lobby of the hotel.

Evening before the USO Liberty Bells of New York’s Metropolitan, which consists of Broadway and off-Broadway performers. In the group, a tradition that goes back to the United States that more than 65 years, and features four part harmony, solos and national costume.

“All I had read about these commitments is the night coming alive,” said Bev Haugen, who attended the event with her husband, and an ax.

Peggy Mundt Waterloo loves style 1940s. Was wearing a dress from a shop in Las Vegas reactionary and loaned another vintage dress to her sister, Amina plaster Robin Venter.

“She came on to play dress up – makeup, hair,” Mundt said. “I love this age. I love everything about it.”

A group of U.S. Naval Sea Cadets from all parts of Iowa and also attended. And female high school and junior high school and training to join the Navy at the higher level after graduation.

This year, Sullivan brothers of existing military family award went to the family of a retired U.S. Army Reserve General Ivan “Curly” Hultman. Showing recognizes and honors our military families with three or more staff members who have demonstrated exemplary community service.

Hultman and his wife Betty, has been a great asset to the museum, said Kelly Sullivan Loughren Cedar Falls, granddaughter of the late Albert Sullivan.

“This, for me, is the best part,” she said. “It’s neat to see how many different families sacrifice for our country, and I feel the deep connection to those families, because the brothers Sullivan. It just seems appropriate to give thanks to the people who serve our country.”

Have walked nearly 80,000 through exhibitions, in addition to that since its opening. , According to plaster and Cyd Mchone, the museum also has three times as many rounds of the group.

Museum Library continues to grow with more than 900 veterans in Iowa from the interviews and working in the rear, said Mchone.

“It was a year a real bonus,” said Bob Neymeyer dated plaster. “It’s nice to celebrate what we were told we did very well. This is fun.”

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