The countdown for the 2019 Oktoberfest, Sept. 12-15, is officially on thanks to the second annual Redstone Volksmarch Saturday at Vincent Park. The morning included a 2, 3 or 5 mile walk, refreshments and camaraderie. “Volksmarch,” or “People’s Walk,” has its origins after the end of World War II. Volksmarches became very popular with the American military that were stationed in Germany at that time. Veterans returning to the United States wanted to continue these walks and the tradition continues today on Redstone Arsenal.