Sunday, February 10, 2019

Advice for Soldiers at Public Events

-Don't be the guys who ignore the public's questions
-Don't be the guys who give sarcastic/fake answers to their questions
-Don't be the guys who sit around and drink beer all day/night
-Don't be the guys who turn their backs on the National anthem
-Don't ignore officers/commanding staff when they pass by. SALUTE!
-Don't call an officer by his first name. "Captain _____ Sir" only!
-Don't walk right into the Colonel's tent. Get your Captain to escort you and ask permission.
-Don't sit around mocking the spectators
-Don't sit around mocking the 'farbs'
-Don't sit around and talk trash about other reenactors/other units
-Don't sit around and talk trash about that guy's girlfriend/wife
-Don't sit around and talk about modern politics in an 1860's camp
-Don't sit around, period

Get up and walk around!

-Go pose for pictures with young visitors; it will make their day
-Go find a veteran and talk to them, invite them into your camp
-Go visit other units, try talking to them. Make new friends
-Go find the answer to a question you don't know
-Go party with the other side on Saturday night, see what they think of your event
-Go to the dance, find a girl or just go to dance
-Go act out a scenario with friends to entertain & inform the public

-Go find where all that laughter and music is coming from, that's where the fun is

Remember the public, we are here for them.

-Without them we have no local interest
-Without the local interest, we have no funding
-Without the funding, we have no events

-Without the events, we have no excuse to wear our fancy blue suit in public.

"I thank de lawd everyday for Mista Lincoln who gave me these beautiful clothes!" - Glory

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