2018 AVT Celebration

The 2018 event was featured in the Brunswick Times-Gazette. Read the story here.

The American Veterans Tribute held their annual event and firework show on Lake Gaston in Virginia on July 7, 2018, to honor our veterans.  It was an amazing event, as always! Click on thumbnail to view full size pictures.  More to come!

 

Honorees past and present! L-R: Bill Robinson (2017), Joe Wadle (2018), Bruce Heilman (2015), Bill Haneke (2012), Paul Galanti (2010)

Our 2018 honoree: Col. Joseph Wadle Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps 1962-1998

In his words:

It was the most phenomenal and heart warming exhibition-demonstration of patriotic respect and love for our Nation and its benefactors, our veterans … my family and I have witnessed in our lifetimes.
Today, this week and I wish every day of the year would be dedicated to the recognition of and celebration of FREEDOM! It is the most important word, concept and feeling I know.

…everything that America has become that is good is due to the honor, courage and commitment of America’s warriors, our veterans…The Nation and the World enjoys freedom, because of America’s patriot soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen and Marines!