18th Annual Military History Weekend

WAYNESBORO,Va. (WHSV)-- People from all over the Valley came to Waynesboro to celebrate America's military. This event is so important to our country's finest.

The 18th annual Military History weekend is being held at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro and many people got a taste of the lives, weapons, and equipment used by America's finest from the past to the present.

Cannon fire and gunfire from 18th century weapons could be heard throughout the day at the event.

Set-ups from the American Revolution all the way up to Operation Desert Storm filled the day.

The event included a Vietnam War Battle Reenactment. One thing that a lot of the veterans there said is that they feel like a lot of the history behind America's past wars is being lost in school and that makes them feel very disappointed.

"Even the children that come through here have no idea what Korea is and don't know when it took place, and assume that it's World War II," said Donald Sites, a war item collector.

"It makes me feel sad, they don't teach these kinds of things to the kids in school and they should," said veteran Jerru Horn.

Both of them said that even though America's wars aren't getting enough attention in school, they feel like people can learn more at these events instead of being in school.

The event just ended in the afternoon on June 14, but it will continue June 15 and run through 4 p.m.

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