Freedom Vehicles Association

Giving Individuals the Opportunity to Interact with the Tools Used to Defend Freedom

Military Outpost / Freedom Festival

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2017 Freedom Vehicles Military Outpost

For the 3rd consecutive year Freedom Vehicles Association in conjunction with the Colonial Heritage festival, Cries of Freedom, and sponsored in part by Provo’s Freedom Festival, will be providing the military vehicle and equipment display July 1st – 4th 2017 at SCERA Park in Orem Utah. Colonial Heritage Festival and Freedom Vehicles Associations’ combined interactive learning displays are the largest public U.S. History Education event in the United States. Visitors are able to come and participate in various events while they touch, see, smell and interact with the tools and equipment used to defend the Freedoms that we hold so dear.
Freedom Vehicles sets up a military vehicle and equipment display ranging from 1914 to present day using authentic equipment and vehicles from the time period represented. Participants will be taught about the vehicles and equipment used through interactive guided tours being taught by representatives of Freedom Vehicles.
Some of the activities at the event are as follows:

-Boot Camp: Participants will be able to Learn how to march in formation, toss a grenade, lay land mines, and “shoot” with prop wooden guns. They will then be able to use these skills to participate in a staged skirmish on a battlefield.

-Machine Gun: Graduates of Boot camp will be able to shoot a Simulated .50 Cal Machine Gun (This is a safe activity with constant supervision)

Pictures: Additionally graduates will be able to get family and graduation class pictures.

-Dog Tags: Veterans, Boot Camp Graduates, and participants will be taught about the importance of Dog Tags and be able to receive their own custom made Dog Tag made on a WWII Dog Tag Machine.

-Air Cannon: Book camp cadets will be able to shoot an Air Cannon: Participants will be able to shoot candy and t-shirts out of an air cannon that resembles a WWII Artillery Cannon.

-Equipment Tours: The tours will be for all visitors and will consist of learning about all the vehicles displayed, all field equipment and gear, and weapons. These tours will be in varying stages depending on how in depth the visitor wish to learn. Tours will be guided and taught by well-educated representatives and members of Freedom Vehicles Association.

When participants enter the Freedom Vehicles Camp we hope they will experience a look and feel similar to that of a real camp of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. This will be made possible through the use of equipment, vehicles, tents, camo net, and much more.
The schedule of events will be as follows for the days of display:

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Schedule of Events

Saturday July 1st: All events will be open to the public; a live reenactment by the Utah Military Historic Group will happen (Time TBD).

Sunday July 2nd: All activities will be closed; displays will be available for public to walk through.

Monday July 3rd: All events will be open to the public; a live reenactment by the Utah Military Historic Group will happen (Time TBD).

Tuesday July 4th: Last day of display, all events open, event will close at 12:00 to allow volunteers, and equipment owners to spend time with family and friends that evening.

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