Fort D celebration in Cape Girardeau honors fallen soldiers - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Fort D celebration in Cape Girardeau honors fallen soldiers

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Hundreds took a step back in time on Saturday to visit Historic Fort D in Cape Girardeau.


Re-enactments and other fun events were held on the banks of the Mississippi River on Saturday in Cape Girardeau.

The Fort D celebration is a tribute to fallen soldiers.

This was first observed after the end of the Civil War honoring the memory of U.S. Soldiers who have died in military service.

Memorial Day was first observed after the American Civil War as a way to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who died during combat.

Fort D was one of four forts built to protect Cape Girardeau during the Civil War and is the only one remaining.

Re-enactors on Saturday created camp-life as what it looked like during the Civil War.

The fort was built in the 1930s.

The earthen walls were made at the site by civilians and soldiers and are still surviving from the Civil War.

This was one of four forts that were built around Cape Girardeau to protect the city from attack during the Civil War.

Fort D festivities are open through Monday.

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