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Lynchburg military support rally marks 600th week

By Tim Saunders
Published On: Jun 07 2013 11:23:31 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 07 2013 02:29:46 PM EDT
Lynchburg military support rally marks 600th week
LYNCHBURG, Va. -

A weekly vigil in Lynchburg has reached a new milestone.

The "Support our Troops" rally has reached its 600th week.  Every Friday at noon, a group of veterans and military supporters gather at Monument Terrace.  Participants stand guard for an hour, to remind people about the sacrifice soldiers are making overseas.

The rally has happened every week, through rain, heat, and snow, since November of 2001.  Organizers say it will continue until every American solider comes home from war and conflict.