Fitting for a holiday weekend where Americans celebrate their freedom and embrace their collective history (particularly military history) NPR aired a story on how fewer people are participating in civil war reenactments. Among the reasons are costs and time along with a lack of interest from the next generation.
“There just aren’t as many kids that are, you know, finding re-enacting as an enjoyable hobby. That’s one of the things that concerns a lot of us,” said Dana Shoaf, the editor of Civil War Times magazine.
“Also, there are so many more entertainment options now,” reporter Gigi Douban explained.