On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, Spotsylvania (Va.) Post 320 hosted a "Tribute to World War II Veterans."
Approximately 130 members of the post family, including veterans, ladies, Sons, Riders, Junior Shooters, Baseball teams, and even Scouts from the Boy Scout troop sponsored by the post attended and participated in the festivities! There were also upwards of 40 members of the public who also attended.
The post honored a number of World War II veterans who are members of our post, and also some other WWII vets from the local area.
Our keynote speaker was John Hennessy, chief historian of the Fredericksburg Spotsylvania National Military Park.
There was a band playing 40's music, a bagpiper, some WWII re-enactors along with a Jeep, halftrack and motorcycle from the era, and a whole lot more! This event was spectacular!
Food was graciously donated by a number of local eating establishments, including Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel and Olive Garden. There were also giveaways of gift cards from Carrabba's, Outback and Smokey Bones.
A great time was had by all attendees, and all of the WWII veteran honorees were individually recognized for their service in that great war.