Springfield Car show honors Emancipation Proclamation

carsSPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — Some flashy classic cars were on display today at Blunt Park… all in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Stone Soul Soldiers put on the car show as one way to recognize how far the culture has come.

“I’m the great, great nephew of Peter Brace,” said Ronald Brace, a Civil War reenactor. “He was wounded at Honey Hill in Vermont. This is to honor him and other soldiers that fought the war. Not just the Civil War, but all wars.

“This being the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, the car show represents our progress and our development, from enslavement to where we can be creative,” explained Civil War reenactor Jay Griffin.

Continuing the celebration, the Stone Soul Soldiers will be doing a reenactment at Springfield’s Armory on June 22nd.