PotomacLocal Cross Post: Flame Thrower Demos and Helo Rides

Cross Posted with PotomacLocal.com
Prince William County, Va. –
 The American Wartime Museum slated to be built in Dale City will host an open house this weekend.
Museum officials have invited residentsto Nokesville in western Prince William County to see demonstrations of tanks and flame throwers, and to learn more about a planned museum that aims to recreate the wartime experience for the public.
The open house starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and remarks from museum officials are expected by 11 a.m.
Reenactors will be on hand, and participants will also be able to purchase helicopter rides, according to museum spokeswoman Kathy Bentz.
The museum site behind K-Mart on Dale Boulevard and Interstate 95 was approved last fall by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
The organization behind the museum is raising money to build it, but the planned construction does not come without controversy.
Some who spoke out at a public meeting about the museum last year said it will be built too close to their homes, and that many of the planned tank and aircraft demonstrations are not conducive to the overall residential makeup of the surrounding neighborhoods.
The museum is scheduled to open Veteran’s Day 2014.

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