Spring FREEDOM RIDE Run Walk
Saturday May 19, 2018
Monongalia County Courthouse PlazA
Historic City Square, Morgantown WV
A B O U T
Morgantown's 7th Gene Vance Jr. Day honor's 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
Armed forces Day 2018
To hope, to be optimistic and to build a better, safer, fairer, more just future
is the work of those who perform community service.
Demonstrating commitment to the greater good is the most important way
in which we will prevail as a nation.
"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten."
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of The United States of America
An Unforgettable City That Never Forgets
Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River in the rolling green hills of West Virginia lies the City of Morgantown.
Morgantown is best known as the home of West Virginia University and the Personal Rapid Transit system. It was founded in 1772 by Colonel Zackquill Morgan.
Morgantown is an unforgettable City in several ways. Throughout its history it never forgot to honor its heroes.
From a masterful statue of its founder to a unique annual day called The Gene Vance Jr Day, the City pays tribute to those who serve, have fallen and are wounded defending liberty and community.
Morgantown’s rich legacy of honor is further reflected in The Vance Mile Bike Path and the Gene Arden Vance Jr. Memorial Drive reflecting the true meaning of community support.