Article originally written by Laura Levering, Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 27, 2021
Thousands of people from the Central Savannah River Area gathered to honor service members, past and present, on Armed Forces Day at Evans Towne Center Park on May 15.
This year’s Thunder Over Evans was scaled back from previous years with a start time of 6:15 p.m., versus previous years’ daylong event, but the entertainment was strong and its purpose the same.
“We cannot lose sight that there was a time when the men and women of the armed forces weren’t celebrated. Today is not that day,” said Don Clark, Army Veteran, and emcee for the event. “Today we stand proud as a community and celebrate the men and women of our armed forces.”