Vietnam Veterans of America Tri-State Chapter 949 is looking for donations to help stage its sixth annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Picnic, to be held June 1 at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, W.Va. The West Virginia Marine Corps Coordinating Council (WVMCCC) and Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District (GHPRD) are partners on the project.
The event is free to all military veterans and will have food, live music, games, door prizes, and displays of military vehicles and classic cars. More than 900 active-duty military, veterans and guests enjoyed the picnic last year, with members of the public donating to ride the river on World War II-vintage amphibious vehicles. The vehicles will return for this year’s event.