Featuring multiple era encampments and displays of the Revolutionary War era, the Barbary Coast Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the War on Terror, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and our present day mission preparedness.

Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine over our Nation’s History through living history impressions, encampments, and in Veterans recognition programs, lecture series and battle recreations.

A Walk in Their Boots
Veteran Recognition and Special Programming

November 4th & 5th, 2023 - Tipton Haynes Historic Site

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What is "A Walk in Their Boots?" The event is an all era Military and Living History Timeline Event which spans from the American Revolution to present day. For 12 years, living historians from across the mid-south have gathered in Northeast Tennessee for a truly unique and collective experience. Their mission has been to honor all those that served America in uniform via the form of living history.  

Sharing Your History In a public setting, at noon on Saturday, veterans are encouraged share their experiences serving our nation at our Veteran Recollection Program. Whether that be stories of boot camp, manning your station as part of our defensive sphere, or that of combat itself, sharing what you have experienced, especially with our youth and those young at heart is absolutely vital. Eric Montgomery is organizing this part of our program, as well as the collective Veteran Recognition Program. Registration is encouraged.  

Veteran Registration By completing a Veteran Registration Form, as the event date approaches, a personal letter will be sent to you by mail or email informing you of event highlights and timings. Upon arrival at the event, you will be presented with a custom made identification badge that is yours to keep. This badge will have your name, rank or rating, unit served, your MOS, and theater ribbons. On Saturday, November 4th, 2023, a complimentary lunch for you and your immediate family will be provided during our Veteran Recollection Program.

Serving Beyond Your Service It is often said that there is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer and we need your help in fulfilling our mission. - Volunteers will be needed to help in site management, veteran hospitality, and to help in set up and tear down. Volunteers from the Borderview Christian Church of Elizabethton, led by Pastor and U.S. Army Veteran, Scott Fisher, will be preparing lunch compliments of the church, local businesses. and restaurants.  

How can I help? Simple, spread the word! There are very few events of this kind in the United States and we need your help in getting the word out; especially to the veterans in our community which have served courageously throughout our nation's history. The event is FREE for everyone to attend but the experience and knowledge gained by attending is without a doubt priceless. We hope to see you as we honor you, at . . .
"A Walk in Their Boots 2023!"