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)
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
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