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Crowd comes out to support armed forces at Thunder Over Evans


Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 26, 2023

Energy was high at this year’s Thunder Over Evans. The evening started with a tribute to Vietnam war veterans.

‘We appreciate the recognition, but more so for the ones that didn’t make it back than for us. We’re the lucky ones. We’re the ones who survived it all,” Vietnam veteran Wilbur Ray Gay said.

It was a night to honor those who fought for our freedom and for families to come out and enjoy good music, food, and fireworks.

“We’ve always encouraged um those who attend to thank the-those who have served when they see someone who’s wearing a veterans hat or what not,” event organizer Shane Thompson said.

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