Hello friends! I am excited to share with you our long-anticipated post on our trip down to the USS Alabama Memorial Park! We girls were invited a while back to sing for the 50th Anniversary of the WWII Crew Reunion this past weekend. How honored and blessed we were by our time there is hard to put into words! But I’ll try and give you the best story of it that I can 🙂
We had safe travels down, and were so blessed by the beautiful lushness of the southern atmosphere! All the trees were GREEN! It was simply marvelous! Our hearts grow fonder and fonder of the south each time we travel down there.
Saturday the 11th was our big day to sing for the WWII Crew, and the crowds who came to visit the magnificent ship. Well, as it turns out, we girls got food poisoning early (3:00 am early!) that morning, which made for a pretty rough start; but we were beyond blessed by the organizers of the event who practically waited on us hand and foot throughout the day in between shows. Southern hospitality was really shown at its brightest to us in that event, and God gave us girls the clear voices and adrenaline to get through our shows without a hitch, however exhausted we might have been afterwards.
One of the most fantastic parts of the day was the WWII Bomber fly-over reenactment! Some American planes from that era were painted to look like Japanese WWII aircraft, and flew over the ship as the living history crew shot at them with machine guns (it was all fake, of course 😉 ). The thrill of it all was so exhilarating! If you’ll notice in the image above, you might be able to see the second man in the plane in focus waving! That was quite the surprise to me when I looked at the shot afterwards. It made it all the more special, really 🙂
Ironically enough, we girls were so busy getting our pictures taken by everyone else (from magazine and Newspaper reporters, to living history crew members and the general public), that we hardly got the chance to get our picture with our own camera, let alone of the ship! We did get a couple of videos, however, of a few of our shows; so if you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you might just be able to watch those in the near future!
One of the most phenomenal things that happened to us girls while we were down in Mobile, was to be interviewed by the local news! You can watch & read about that segment here!
We girls were so very honored and privileged to have gone down and sung for the vets left of the original WWII Crew, as well as the rest of the public who visited! Thank you, Living History Crew for having us and supporting us as you have! Thank you to the vets for your service! Soli Deo Gloria!
Have you ever been to the USS Alabama?
-Charlotte, for the B. Sisters