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WWII Days at Midway Village Museum

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Hundreds of people took a trip back in time at a special Rockford event.

The Midway Village Museum celebrated its annual World War II Days. More than 1,000 re-enactors helped out at the event. Battle scenes and displays of WWII items caught visitors' eyes. Organizers say Rockford has some rich historic ties with the second world war.

"Rockford was the home of camp grant which was the largest induction center for WWII. About 50 thousand soldiers a week would pass through Rockford on their way to the front," said David Byrnes, Midway Village Museum President.

The weekend-long event is the largest WWII era re-enactment in the country.

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