The Guy Anhorn Memorial Veterans Fair is coming to Plymouth Meeting on Sunday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1046 Belvoir Road Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America – Valley Forge Chapter 349 whose motto is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”
Donations will benefit the Montgomery County Veterans Honor Guard who perform tributes at veterans’ burials and other charitable causes in Montgomery County.
This VETERANS’ FAIR will again be the largest indoor Military History Experience of its type.
Vietnam Veterans have invited every Veterans Organization in the five county areas to participate. Over 1,000 visitors came last year and raved about the displays and demonstrations.
Living History Groups and exhibitors are coming from several states to fill the armory with actors representing World War Two, Korean War and Vietnam War era soldiers, complete with military vehicles, displays, period military equipment and wartime memorabilia.
Authentic "encampments" will be created featuring WWII medics, Infantry units and Vietnam command posts with historians ready to answer questions and demonstrate equipment. We even have authentic “Military Police” checking passes at the door.
Period wartime music is featured as well as rare old vintage military vehicles from the Greater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society. Plenty of hot food and drinks will be available.
18 year olds who joined the service after news of Pearl Harbor are now 90 years old! They may never again be able to see what is being shown at this event. It is several war museums brought to their doorstep. We are encouraging WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Vets to bring their grandchildren.
Doors will open to the public Sunday, February 17, at 10 a.m. with a Memorial Ceremony planned for 1 p.m. Local TV stations and news reporters will be present as well as award winning Living History groups representing soldiers from WWII to Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Contact Jason Anhorn at AnhornVeteransFair@gmail.com or 215-287-5465. Visit the facebook page for the event at http://www.facebook.com/VVA349 for more information and updates.