Posts Tagged ‘antique vehicles’

Convoy launches Saturday – western PA stops

June 9, 2009

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The Johstown Democrat ran a story about the recreation of the 1919 U.S. Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy being run by the Military Vehicles Preservation Association. The original trip covered 3,250 miles and took 62 days to complete. The 90th anniversary convoy departs Washington D.C., on Saturday, June 13, and will arrive in San Francisco 26 days later on July 8. Here are some of planned stops on Sunday, June 14:

Drive through McConnellsburg 8:30 am.

Old Bedford Village about 11 am – 2 pm.

Parade through Everett, Bedford, and Schellsburg.

Onto Somerset County and Flight 93 National Memorial.

Stop in Stoystown about 4:30; Main Street will be closed and a brief ceremony is planned at the Hite House.

Arrive at Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg about 6 pm, where there will be a display depicting the historical significance of the 1919 convoy.

NOTE:  times are subject to change — and like the original convoy, I think that celebrations and traffic will constantly put them behind schedule.

Public invited to join antique military parade

March 26, 2009

A highlight of the 2009 Lincoln Highway Association conference in South Bend, Indiana, will be the Lincoln Highway Day Parade featuring the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s 90th anniversary re-enactment of the Military Army Convoy. Best-known of the original participants in 1919 was young Dwight Eisenhower. For the anniversary on June 19, individual vehicles along with antique auto and motorcycle clubs are invited to participate. The LHA has produced 150 dash plaques to commemorate the day:

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All entries must be motorized and must pre-register for $10. Click HERE for the PDF form with more information.