A large group of military families and friends gathered at the Pine Grove Country Club on Thursday evening to celebrate the Annual Military Appreciation Extravaganza. The yearly get-together aims to honor those who have served and are still serving.
Attendees enjoyed a meal, music, and a message from Chaplain Major Matthew S. Kreider. Other attendees, like Betty, served in World War II, and said it was an honor to serve their country. â??My brother was killed overseas; he was a P38 fighter pilot and two weeks before D-day, he was killed,â?? said Johnson. â??So I thought, 'Well somebody's gotta pick up the gauntlet and go,' and so I went.â??
Those who organized the event say it wouldn't have been possible without military family support, community organizations, and area sponsors.