6th Gene Vance Jr. Day 2017

"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten."

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of The United States of America

A B O U T

…to honor the legacy of American soldiers who returned home from the longest ongoing war in US history, remembers the fallen and supports the wounded in honor of US soldier, Gene Arden Vance Jr.   

 

Framed by Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day, it has been observed in The United States of America since 2012. Observances and tributes occur annually on May 18 in the City of Morgantown, West Virginia.

LE A R N  M O R E  

  Wreath Laying Ceremony 

Thursday May 18, 2017 - 1.30 PM  

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING PLAZA, Morgantown WV

The ceremony will be held at the foot of the statue of the founder of Morgantown, Colonel Zackquill Morgan

(In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in City Council chambers)  

   

Marti Shamberger

Mayor

All residents and visitors to Morgantown are invited to attend and show their support and respect for the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. These sacrifices afford us the freedom we cherish as Americans on this day, in this great land, and that those men and women never be forgotten.

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 P R O G R A M 

Honoring the legacy of American soldiers who returned home from the longest ongoing war in US history, remembering the fallen and supporting the wounded

  State Tributes and Greetings

Joe Manchin III

United States Senator

Brigadier General Russell A. Crane  

Assistant Adjutant General  & Joint Task Force Commander, WV 

David B. McKinley, P.E.

Congressman

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Shelly Moore Capito

United States Senator

Jim Justice

Governor

Ron Justice

West Virginia University

 

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 A N N O U N C E M E N T

Wreaths will be placed in tribute to the fallen and mark the plans of a yearlong benefit to build the

Gene Arden Vance, Jr. Memorial to the Catastrophically Injured...  

BECOME PART OF A LEGACY

World's First Monument to the Catastrophically Injured

 

a universal symbol of courage, hope and honor

representing the regenerative and enduring

spirit of the people of the United States

themselves and their commitment to

a world at peace

 Gene Arden Vance Jr. Memorial to the Catastrophically Injured

A MONUMENT OF THE PEOPLE

BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE 

GENE ARDEN VANCE Jr.

this monument is an emblem of the friendship between the people of the world and the U.S., a sign of their mutual desire for freedom and liberty especially in the face of terror 

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