A Celebration of Service: Honoring Pennsylvania Veterans
Sunday 19MAY2013; 9:00am till 4:00pm
The 28th Infantry Division has been honoring its service members at their National Shrine for over 70 years. Each spring in May, Guardsmen and women from the Division gather together to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Photos and Commentary from Sunday 20MAY2012
A Chinook makes its approach from Mount Nittany in preparation for landing on the morning of the event.
Freshly cut grass throw up from the rotor wash gives a new meaning to "Dust-Off."
A Blackhawk helicopter makes an approach on the LZ from the direction of Tussey Mountain. Differing from air shows, the public at the Celebration of Service really get to experience the power of flight up close.
An Apache arrives to round out the air support.
The usual assortment of tracked and wheeled vehicles on display draw a crowd of onlookers.
Guideons from all associated PAANG units practice the march towards to Shrine for the ceremony.
A SGT MAJ of Infantry keeps the troops in step.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett arrives via a flight from Harrisburg.
The 28th Division Band begins the ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. sharp.
The Service begins.
A salute battery fires the traditional 21-gun salute prior to the playing of Taps and the conclusion of the ceremony.
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This event takes place rain or shine in May.