Ever since Memorial Day as we know it became an official US holiday in 1968, parades have long been a part of our tradition. Marching up and down main street USA to honor our fallen military heroes. One such occasion, in none other than Gettysburg, PA was a non-profit group named Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA). We are blessed to have reader submitted photos (thanks Mary) from that Memorial Day Parade! The timing was perfect as I was preparing for this weekend's special edition!
MVPA's purpose as described in their mission statement is:
"...DEDICATED TO PROVIDING AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MILITARY VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS, HISTORIANS, PRESERVATIONISTS AND COLLECTORS INTERESTED IN THE ACQUISITION, RESTORATION, PRESERVATION, SAFE OPERATION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION OF HISTORIC MILITARY TRANSPORT."