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Posted on: April 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gene Vance Jr. Day Set for May 18

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The City of Morgantown is set to host the 8th Annual Gene Vance Jr. Day Celebration. The celebration will take place on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Monongalia County Courthouse Square.

The celebration will begin with live music performances, followed by a program honoring military veterans, active duty personnel and those that gave their lives serving their country. The ceremony is free to the public.

Following the ceremony there will be a run, ride, walk event at 12:00 p.m. Those who wish to participate in the run, ride, walk event must register prior to the event. All proceeds will go towards the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation in their efforts to help heal the catastrophically wounded.

The Gene Vance Jr. foundation was founded in honor of Morgantown native Gene Arden Vance Jr. who was killed in the global war on terror in 2002. The mission of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation is to help increase quality of life for the catastrophically injured, especially wounded veterans, through investment in education, direct assistance, family and community support.

For more information on the event and to register for the run, ride, walk event visit

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