Sights and sounds of the 1940's enthrall Nacogdoches World War II veterans

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - It was a Boogie Woogie time Thursday at the fourth annual Nacogdoches National Spirit of '45 day at the Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home.

Filled with the sights and sounds of the late 1940's, hundreds of people young and old alike gathered together to remember the men and women of the World War II generation.

From the sounds of whistler Ruby "Lips" Woodard to the East Texas Timbertones Barbershop Chorus, veterans of Nacogdoches had a grand ole' time.

"I thought the show was fantastic. I don't know who got it together, but they did a very good job," Jimmi Shaw said.

There were a lot of sights including a 1940's style fashion show, but the highlight of the show was the music of the Heart of the Pines Sweet Adelines.

"oh my. I love the music. The music of the 40s' was so uplifting and no doubt it helped with the boys—with the young men off at war and those at home as well," John McGuire, the MC for the event, said.

The night was full of the promise of everlasting youth, a promise funeral director Constance Engelking worked hard to create.

"Tonight was awesome. So, it was the right mix, the right group of people and I'm just so well pleased with how everything turned out and the response was just overwhelming," Engelking said.

And it was a night no one will ever forget.