Thank you for your service!
That was the overwhelming sentiment at the National Corvette Museum on Thursday, when veterans were honored during the annual “Vets ‘n Vettes” celebration at the Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
The veterans enjoyed rides in Corvettes around the Motorsports Park track, received a commemorative lapel pin during a ceremony, listened to a speech by Don Butler of the American Legion Post 23, and chowed down at a free barbecue lunch.
“It’s the highlight of our year,” says NCM Motorsports Park marketing manager Katie Ellison. “It’s so fun to see the smiling faces when they get to ride in the Corvettes.”
All the special attention was greatly appreciated by the veterans.
“A lot of people didn’t get the recognition they needed when they got back,” veteran Bill Rewlings told 13 News, referring to the Vietnam era.
Another Vietnam vet seconded that notion.
“In the Vietnam generation, we didn’t get any recognition. So, it’s nice even 50 years later,” he said after taking his complimentary ride around the track.
And the fun isn’t over.
On Saturday, November 4, Bowling Green will hold its annual Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. downtown, starting on 6th and College and winding through both Circus Square and Fountain Square Parks before ending on State Street.
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