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Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, November 6

Military Display at Allegany County Museum, 3 Pershing Street – Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Window Displays in Downtown Cumberland
          

Thursday, November 3

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Opening Reception at Allegany County Museum. 3 Pershing Street. Free and open to the public.


Friday, November 4

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon - The movie Wereth Eleven & Breakfast Danish/coffee/tea. The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps eleven black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium would be the last journey of their lives as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently all eleven were butchered and killed in one of the least understood, as well as unknown, war crimes of WWII – Allegany County Library, Washington Street Meeting Room. Free and open to the public.

Wereth Eleven Pic

11:00 a.m – 6:00  p.m. - Book Signing – Vincent DePaul Gisriel, Jr., author of “Hearts Away, Bombs Away,” will be at the Book Center, 15 N. Centre Street.  He will meet and greet the reading public, and sign copies of the books for those wishing to purchase one.  The book is a true story about the author’s parents.  His father was a bombardier on a B17 during WWII.  His parents corresponded extensively during the war.  The book is a lesson in military life during WWII and the love story between the author’s parents.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. –The movie, Twelve O’Clock High with popcorn, snacks and drinks. Twelve O’Clock High is a 1949 American war film about aircrews in the U.S. Army’s Eighth Air Force who flew daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany and occupied France during the early days of American involvement in WWII. It stars Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell and Dean Jagger. Dean Jagger won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Thomas T. Moulton for Best Sound Recording. Allegany County Library, Washington Street Meeting Room. Free and open to the public.
Twelve O'Clock High Poster

3:00 p.m. –Reenactors begin to set up camp at Saints Peter and Paul Shrine, 125 Fayette Street.

7:30 p.m. –Cumberland’s premier of the movie, “Doughboy.” Billed as “a story for today’s generation about the price of freedom,” “Doughboy” tells of an apathetic, teenaged boy’s journey from New York City to a small WV town where, after vandalizing a WWI statue, he’s sentenced to perform community service at a local veterans’ home.  There, he meets veterans who try to teach him about patriotism and sacrifice.  The young boy’s faded memories of 9/11 are rekindled as he re-discovers what is was like when “we were all together…united in our grief and our love for this country.”  The movie stars actor Terry Kiser ("Weekend at Bernies") and introduces newcomers Barrett Carnahan, Emily Capehart and Michael Guy Allen. Cumberland Theatre, 103 N. Johnson Street, 301-759-4990, www.cumberlandtheatre.com. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
Doughboy Pic

Saturday, November 5

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Reenactors’ Encampment at Saints Peter and Paul Shrine, 125 Fayette Street. Walk through the encampment and learn how soldiers, both Allied and Axis lived and fought. Free and open to the public.

11:30 a.m. – Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Ride the train with Abbott & Costello and WWII reenactors, both Allied and Axis. WWII, Korean and Viet Nam War Veterans ride free. To reserve a seat, call 301-759-4400.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Military Memorabilia Appraisals by Charlie McVeigh – Allegany County Museum, 3 Pershing Street. Free and open to the public, no more than two items per person.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Abbott and Costello USO War Bonds Show – Enjoy the comedy of Abbott and Costello presented by the Ultimate Abbott and Costello Tribute Show. Sign a holiday banner that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan. Free and open to the public, however, attendees are encouraged to bring items that can be added to care packaged for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Heritage Parklet, corner of Canal and Baltimore Streets.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sgt. Jack Womer, a WWII 29th Ranger and member of the 101st Airborne Filthy 13 roundtable, along with author Stephen DeVito. Free and open to the public. Cumberland Theatre, 103 N. Johnson Street.

7:30 p.m. –Cumberland’s premier of the movie, “Doughboy.” Billed as “a story for today’s generation about the price of freedom,” “Doughboy” tells of an apathetic, teenaged boy’s journey from New York City to a small WV town where, after vandalizing a WWI statue, he’s sentenced to perform community service at a local veterans’ home.  There, he meets veterans who try to teach him about patriotism and sacrifice.  The young boy’s faded memories of 9/11 are rekindled as he re-discovers what is was like when “we were all together…united in our grief and our love for this country.”  The movie stars actor Terry Kiser ("Weekend at Bernies") and introduces newcomers Barrett Carnahan, Emily Capehart and Michael Guy Allen. Cumberland Theatre, 103 N. Johnson Street, 301-759-4990, www.cumberlandtheatre.com. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
Doughboy Pic

Sunday, November 6

10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Reenactors’ Encampment at Saints Peter and Paul Shrine, 125 Fayette Street.  Walk through the encampment and learn how soldiers, both Allied and Axis lived and fought. Free and open to the public.

11:30 a.m. – Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Ride the train with Abbott & Costello and WWII reenactors, both Allied and Axis. WWII, Korean and Viet Nam War Veterans ride free. To reserve a seat, call 301-759-4400.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – WWII Roundtable. Learn history from the veterans who served during WWII. Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street. Free and open to the public.

2:00 p.m. –Cumberland’s premier of the movie, “Doughboy.” Billed as “a story for today’s generation about the price of freedom,” “Doughboy” tells of an apathetic, teenaged boy’s journey from New York City to a small WV town where, after vandalizing a WWI statue, he’s sentenced to perform community service at a local veterans’ home.  There, he meets veterans who try to teach him about patriotism and sacrifice.  The young boy’s faded memories of 9/11 are rekindled as he re-discovers what is was like when “we were all together…united in our grief and our love for this country.”  The movie stars actor Terry Kiser ("Weekend at Bernies") and introduces newcomers Barrett Carnahan, Emily Capehart and Michael Guy Allen. Cumberland Theatre, 103 N. Johnson Street, 301-759-4990, www.cumberlandtheatre.com. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
Doughboy Pic

Friday, November 11

11:00 a.m. – Veterans’ Ceremony at War Memorial.   

 

 
   
  Cumberland Goes To War is made possible by the support of Downtown Cumberland Business Association, the Allegany County Department of Tourism, Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, the City of Cumberland, the men and women who preserve the history of our soldiers and our homefront and many generous residents of Allegany County who have shared their memories and family treasures.