May 5 2019
FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVVA) Keeping a piece of history alive, the inaugural WWII Weekend was held in Fayetteville, WV.
It aimed to honor our veterans and preserve the memory of the bravery and sacrifice of our soldiers.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last living WWII Marine Medal of Honor recipient, was in attendance. He said he felt honored to be a part of the celebration. “The communities that are doing these are keeping alive something that we have always practiced in the United States. Being proud Americans, being proud of the people who serve and protect us and even sacrificed their lives so we could be who we are, do what we do and have all the privileges we have.”
Stepping into Fayetteville was like a step back in time complete with a 1940s fashion show, swing music and authentic WWII era items.
The WWII Living History Foundation that founded WWII Weekend, hopes to make it an annual event. It’s all in an effort to preserve the memories and stories from the past.