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A day to recognize and honor soldiers and veterans of all US Wars & Conflicts


2:00 pm (following the ceremony) - Szilagyi Center Auditorium

A welcome home to Robert "Bob" Dunbar.

Rowlesburg's son and hero, is flying in from New Mexico with

his wife Patty to attend this Commemoration Day.

Local Veterans from different wars and generations

tell a crazy or humorous story from their enlisted time.

Tentative listing

World War II - Foster Huffman          Korea - Dallas "Biff" Wolfe

Vietnam - Robert "Bob" Dunbar        Afghanistan - TBA

Iraq - Desert Storm - TBA                 Iraq - Iraqi Freedom - TBA

Kosovo - TBA                                   Iraq - Enduring Freedom - TBA

Homeland Security Update - TBA

Dance the Night Away or Just Enjoy Listening to this Great Band!

Bobby Menear's    Maestros of Swing

Szilagyi Center Auditorium   -   8:00 pm until Midnight

Heavy hors d'oevres and drinks (soda/beer/wine) are included.

Tickets $30.00 pp                      Dressy Attire

Call for reservations 304-329-1240 or 304-454-2009 (leave message please)

A young Bob Dunbar

with his gunship

in Vietnam.

Bob Dunbar shows the flag he captured in Vietnam and his helmet with bullet hole.

Saturday 24 June (all day and illuminated at night) 

Sunday 25 June 2017 (morning only)

West Virginia Mobile Vietnam Wall

This wall only includes the names of West Virginians who were Killed In Action, held as Prisoner of War, and those still Missing In Action.

This list includes over 732 names of true heroes that gave their lives in the Vietnam War for their country and this proud state.

West Virginia Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America‚Äôs freedom and security.

The WV Patriot Guard Riders will form a Flag Line for the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Can be cancelled due to funeral priority.


US Military & Veterans Commemoration Day


12th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

Honoring our current military and veterans.

Remembering those who are no longer with us.

Unlike previous years the ceremony will be held at the mobile Vietnam Wall instead of at the Honor Roll site at 1:00 pm.

Presenting of the Colors, 21 Gun Salute & Taps by VFW Post 597.  Reverend Roy Mick (Ret. Army)