Museum honors 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with reenactment

BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - Sunday, dozens of organizations will honor Veterans from around the world and locally. One museum in Brazos County says they have found a unique way to memorialize the fallen.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, visitors at The Museum of The American G.I. will have a front row seat to a World War 1 battle reenactment.

“It occurred at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month,” said Leisha Mullins with the Museum of The American G.I. “That is the genesis of our Veterans Day.”

It’s called “Over the Top” and the program will show the battle between the Allied and the Central Powers.

“We are trying to recreate and give people a chance to see that by looking at our WWI trench system,” said Mullins. “It was the start of our first modern warfare.”

Mullins says while the event will be fun and interactive there is a deeper meaning.

“The way we treat the soldiers that came before is a direct reflection of how we’re going to treat our current military,” said Mullins. “It’s very important that we honor them and show them respect.”

Organizers say there is no other event of this kind in Texas or even in the south.