Superior’s Bong Veterans Center helps bring nation’s history to life

Reenactors portraying our nation's presidents helped share stories of our nation's history at...
Reenactors portraying our nation's presidents helped share stories of our nation's history at Superior's Bong Veterans Center Monday.(KBJR 6/CBS 3)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 2:12 PM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI -- A local veterans center spent the holiday giving the community a lesson in our nation’s history.

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Center in Superior hosted “The Roosevelts Live!”

It’s an educational program, featuring actors posing as Presidents Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The Roosevelts Live! perform in Superior Monday.
The Roosevelts Live! perform in Superior Monday.(KBJR 6/CBS 3)

They discussed everything from their involvement in World War II and the Spanish American War to discussing how those events changed our nation for years to come.

“It’s very important for us to know our history and of course very very important to know how we got into a war and how we had to fight very hard to keep our freedoms,” Gary Stamm, a reenactor portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt, said.

Both reenactors put on two performances each Monday.

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