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York County to celebrate armed forces this weekend

Special events and demonstrations are planned for Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in Yorktown. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy National Park Service)
Special events and demonstrations are planned for Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in Yorktown. (WYDaily/Courtesy National Park Service)

York County will honor members of the military from the Revolutionary War to today with a special Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in Yorktown.

The weekend will feature special events and exhibits at the Watermen’s Museum, York County Historical Museum at York Hall, Museum on Main, Colonial National Historical Park, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing.

Among Saturday’s events will be vendors, craft demonstrators, living history tours and historic music, including a USO-themed swing dance.

Sunday’s events will highlight the history of the Coast Guard with a tribute to the 1813 battle of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Surveyor and will end with a patriotic concert by the York River Symphony Orchestra.

A full schedule of this weekends events can be found on the Visit Yorktown website.

Bryan DeVasherhttp://wydaily.com
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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