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1-11 3:45pm Spud talks to Dave Peralta about the Battle of New Orleans

Jan 11, 2013|

Spud talks to St Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta about the historic re-enactment of the Battle of New Orleans

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All right joining me right now the president of saint Bernard parish Dave Perot took. To tell us all about the -- battlefield extravaganza don't honestly know most of them missed a day of our audience. Aren't but how were you immediately you are happy new year and happy Mardi Gras two billion song YouTube now what okay. Now. And first off my produce atomic NASA's grew up in a Paris and he say when they when a cub scouts -- used to break dress up and and though they were playing the British and you know it's our shot would fire and -- have to take turns dying and everything else the daytime so. What's. And that's what I've been out there we know done some stuff they turn things and and had demonstrations about you know camping and what was that like him. But this is going to be this is a little bit different to see them let them know what's going on. Yeah this is to be deceived him which is actually window when the battle actually occurred it's hard not come hours and I'm sure you're aware so. This is trying to create the -- real realistic -- approach could be out to -- original battle. And what we let row what do you think we're going to be -- in the scene and how how except I mean well the reason you have a during the day is because this happened on the field anyone -- kind of stuff going on. I mean if anybody's ever seen a Flint lock rifle -- fire at night or -- well I mean the flame that's gonna shoot others can be really cool. But you're not gonna -- army not going to be embassy is much of the action on the field are what -- -- that take place and you don't gimme -- some details here. We could have background lighting so immediate -- people will be able see they'll be able see the men and women in the uniforms and indeed in the regalia -- -- the warriors who will be out there we have about a hundred real actors coming down to play obviously the rules of the British soldiers and the American soldiers. And the chopper -- Indians so they'll be able to see all that it's it's so realistic it really doesn't it's it's gonna start tonight at 645. At the -- a lot of folks not this will not get the actual -- McDonald feel we're gonna have a out a lot oaks which is near the intersection. A Saint Bernard highway and -- -- -- we're also delighted to report that we're gonna have the United States Marine Corps band there to to exploit for about thirty minutes. School and then all this cranks up when and how can people find out more and where's the parking and you know on the kind of stuff. 8645. Tonight it's gonna start at Colorado okay there's is that because there's limited parking in the area we will -- that people can popular cars. And the -- concrete born and starting at 6 o'clock we'll have shuttle three shuttle buses running this is open to the public to the free. And Italy will go along for about an hour hour and a half. Night and then afterwards. That you have something else going on March who don't Jim -- moon like what again I better go bigger demonstration about what's -- A lot it was like back then had a camp in the all the different stuff. Right there will be a program about sparked by the National Park Service Pete. -- -- battlefield tomorrow. So bad instead -- also -- obviously open to the public and we look forward to both events. And that's and that what times I crank up tomorrow. That's good has gone up but they -- around noontime tomorrow. Yeah and then now how people get involved and -- I mean look every civil war reenact isn't much an -- people do this is our hobby oh lord we were just we were just a couple of months ago. They have this this powder. -- Storage place and in jumps in over the enrolled Jefferson of people. But I am aware of dislike bright behind right over there by the you know by -- river road. And and they had you know they had people there and re enact an unofficial -- and realistic looking Constance. Well when people get involved in this kind of stuff if they if they wanna become a normal part. All of this reenactment of Shawmut battle through every year heavily involved in that. Well actually of people out there tonight some of the people in my staff will be out there who would they can speak with what they can contact us through our -- to our web site and people need more information on this. They can go twelve web site it's at www. They taught Parrish got -- or at BP G dot net. Content and thoughts crank it up tonight to a parking starts at 6 o'clock the events -- 645. Less about an hour and then tomorrow afternoon at the -- battlefield. Four for just this that's a really consider a good week and is on the take yeah. Very very kid friendly too by the way right. All very much so it's. It's not all the fun part but there's also obviously don't like history aspect of this so where it's great to -- -- coming interest didn't what's going on in talks a lot about our culture and and what's gone on the city of New Orleans school. I appreciated thanks Dave so we'll see thank you wouldn't -- I think people are have a wonderful weekend YouTube but about our.

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