AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

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2019  Antique Car Display: Military Appreciation Day - Anne Arundel County

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Chesapeake Region accepted an invitation to display our antique cars at the Military Appreciation Day event, held at the headquarters of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Police Department. To begin the ceremony, an honor guard presented the colors as the National Anthem was played.

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Individual speakers representing all branches of the United States military, as well as local first responders, addressed the assembled crowd.

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Nick and Phil pose, after the ceremony, with one of the Service members.

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At the ceremony site, containing twisted steel beams from the World Trade Center, is a memorial to those persons killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, using two ladder truckes, displayed the Stars and Stripes high over the event.

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A fire fighter on the ladder emphasizes the enormous size of the displayed flag.

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A symbolic table setting, with each item having a specific meaning, honors the memory all those U.S military personnel still "missing in action".

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The Anne Arundel County police helicopter was on display for all to see.

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Gary talks to the helicopter pilot.

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Flags of the various military branches and local first responders.

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This car was painted with images of many local heroes, not to be forgotten.

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Many local organizations donated food for the hungry attendees.

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Tom and Judy enjoy a bite.

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Looks like a World War II era Jeep.

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Chesapeake Region displayed our antique cars in order by year, representing each decade from the 1930s to the 1990s.

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Al's and Nancy's 1934 Ford Cabriolet.

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Phil and Shelly's 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster "Woodie."

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Gary and Paula's 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

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Signs, created to identify the vehicle's "decade", soon became victims of the strong winds and were removed.

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The rear of the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

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Nick's 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.

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Gary's 1973 Pontiac Trans Am.

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Tom and Judy's 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood.

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Buzz's 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster.

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In addition to the Chesapeake Region cars displayed, other clubs also participated.

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Antique as well as modified cars were displayed.

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A standout, with its bright yellow paint.

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Colorful motorcycles were also displayed.

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Harley-Davidson was well represented.

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Children were kept amused by Officer McGruff in his remotely-controlled police vehicle.

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Would you like to sit inside my woodie? You bet!

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Dad takes the driver's seat, with son close beside.

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Getting to "blow the horn" ... a memory not likely to be soon forgotten.

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Chesapeake members gather for some socializing, before heading home after a fun day.
We were honored to participate in the 2019 Military Appreciation Day event, to honor and show our appreciation for the United States military service personnel, and first-responders - both past and present.