The VFW Auxiliary will hold its 6th Annual Celebrating America's Freedom Event on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Gettysburg National Military Park Eternal Light Peace Memorial. This year marked the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial.
Daniel Bringman, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Gettysburg Foundation, will deliver remarks at the event. “I am pleased and honored to represent the Gettysburg Foundation that supports Gettysburg National Military Park in battlefield preservation and education.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial in 1938 on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg as a tribute to peace and honoring soldiers and veterans who served and continue to serve to promote peace in the World.
The event holds special significance for Bringman.
“Both of my parents attended the event in 1938 at the age of 14 years old before they knew each other, living 100 miles apart at the time,” said Bringman. “My maternal grandfather, who served in the army in France in World War I, brought my mother, and my paternal grandfather brought my father, who served in the army air corps in World War II, and a cousin to the event to see and hear the President.”
VFW Auxiliary members and families, VFW members and families, military personnel and families, and the public are welcome to attend. For information about the event, visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/celebrating-americas-freedom/.