Lynchburg Parks & Rec hosts annual veterans appreciation luncheon

200 vets receive a meal and appreciation

Veterans appreciation event in Lynchburg
Veterans appreciation event in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A drive-thru ‘thank you’ for local veterans.

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation hosted its Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon Thursday.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, service men and women drove through a flag-lined parade route at Miller Park, featuring groups waving from a distance and live music.

Military members also received a free meal.

The annual event began in 1998 after a service member asked for a favor.

“It started from somebody asking where they could get a cup of coffee, and they decided to honor the veterans each year,” said Ronnie Tucker, community recreation planner at Lynchburg Parks & Rec.

About 200 vets attended the event.

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