Vetstock returns in July


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Hundreds are expected to take part in Vetstock 2014 to honor the sacrifice and service of those who were victim to the attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 due to acts of terror.

Vetstock weekend will begin on Friday, July 11 with the inauguration of the Wall of Remembrance, a 6-foot-tall, 94-foot-long, two-sided display that features the names of every victim of the terrorist attacks and military personnel killed from successive conflicts.

The wall will be revealed on Friday at 10:03 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the Matamoras Veterans Park and Education Center, coinciding with the exact time when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Then on Saturday, July 12, two separate memorial rides will depart at 8:46 a.m. in tribute to the moment when the first hijacked jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.

Motorcyclists participating in the second annual Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Memorial Ride will be departing from the American Legion #139. Riders will meet at the Veterans Park for a remembrance ceremony to take place in the early afternoon. Motorcyclists can register by contacting Richy Diaz at hometeam@ptd.net.

Vetstock invites all fire departments, fire respondents, honor guards, color guards, military organizations and scouting groups to participate in Saturday’s ceremonies. Those interested are required to pre-register by contacting vetstock2014@gmail.com

The second annual Vetstock barbecue will also take place on Saturday, July 12 at noon. The event will feature food and several vendors, plus music, including a live performance from Reno the Band.

Vetstock representatives will be selling raffle tickets Saturday evening at the Malibu Dude Ranch. There will be two raffles: a 50/50 and a gun raffle.

The Vetstock barbecue and memorial ceremonies are organized by the Vetstock Committee to honor veterans past and present and the community and families who suffered the loss of a loved one or friend in the War on Terror.

Funds from Vetstock will once again benefit Homes For Troops, a national American non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for our disabled veterans.

For a complete list of events or more information on Vetstock, visit the official Vetstock website at www.vetstockusa.com, email info@vetstockusa.com, call 570-828-8675, or “like” the official Facebook page at facebook.com/vetstockusa.

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