Gala 4th of July Celebration
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Helicopter Rides

The Union County Veterans' 4th of July Committee is excited to announce their partnership with the Liberty War Bird Association (LWBA), a non-profit, all volunteer group of veterans supporting fellow veterans for 2019.

For the 25th Anniversary of the Union County Veterans' Parade, the Liberty War Bird Huey 823 will perform the flyover of the parade route at 10:00 am. Following the flyover, the Huey will land at BZ Motors. From 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, members of LWBA will be accepting membership applications from the public. The membership is $80.00 and includes: a membership card; a Huey pin (great for a ball cap); our quarterly newsletter; and a flight in Huey 823.

Experience the thrill of flying at 80 knots with the doors open, the same way our young soldiers did in Vietnam. Reflect on the fact that this iconic helicopter transported thousands of soldiers into combat, then went back with life-saving water and ammunition. On the way out of the battle zone, they carried wounded soldiers to the closest medical facility. The wounded soldier in Vietnam had a much better chance of survival than in any previous war largely due to the fact that the Huey quickly evacuated them to a medical facility.

The Union County Veterans' 4th of July Committee hopes that, by bringing this iconic helicopter to the area, people will take part in this very unique experience and get a look into how the Huey affected Military Operations, both in war time and in peace. The rare opportunity to ride in this historic helicopter will provide all with the opportunity to see the Valley in the most unique fashion. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Union County Veterans' 4th of July Committee invites you to join us as we celebrate our nation's birth and recognize our veterans for their contribution and service to their country, including those who have served during non-combat times or in non-combat locations. These veterans did their part to keep our homeland secure and maintained our freedom by protecting us and being ready at all times.

2019 Events and Activities

Tuesday, June 25 - Freedom Bike Ride sponsored by Pardoe's Perky Peanuts

Saturday, June 39 A full day of activities, beginning with the 25th Annual Union County Veterans' 4th of July Parade, followed by: 

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