REMEMBRANCE on the RIVER is a yearly event held on the banks of the beautiful Roanoke River. Our mission is to give Honor to our War Heroes and to tell the story and ensure all citizens understand the history and the importance of the service to God and Country that every service member provides. This inspiring event’s two primary founders are the NC AMVETS Service Foundation, a 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and Bruce Tyler, a combat veteran and local business owner of Weldon Mills Distillery.
REMEMBRANCE on the RIVER 2021 will include North Carolina Vietnam Traveling Wall, owned and built by AMVETS Post 906 in South Port, NC; John Dixon Vietnam Historic Display, and our Field of Flags. All Memorials and Displays will be open Thursday, May 27- Sunday, May 30 and are free to the public.
Our very own, Bruce Tyler, US Army Retired, served 27 years in the Active Army, Reserves, and NC National Guard. He enlisted as a Combat Arms Soldier, was commissioned as a Military Police Officer, and subsequently, a JAG Officer. Bruce and his Buddy Michael Hinderliter, started Weldon Mills Distillery, specifically Soldier's Cut Bourbon, with a goal of raising funds for Gold Star Families. This project is very important to Bruce, as his sister became a Gold Star Widow after her husband and his Blackhawk crew were shot down in Afghanistan.
Bruce has been riding motorcycles since the age of 5 and will join the "Ride to Remember" riders for their last stretch into Weldon on Thursday, May 27th. Ride to Remember, Bruce Tyler, along with a group of AMVETS Ryders from Florida are estimating to arrive somewhere around 11:00 that morning at Riverfalls Park in Weldon, for anyone that may want to be present and show their support.
We are also excited to announce that Weldon Mills Distillery will be offering tours and tastings. Their signature Soldier's Cut Bourbon unveiled last year has been winning awards all across the board. This bourbon was created and is distilled right here in Weldon on the Roanoke River.
NC AMVETS Service Foundation is a 501.3C Charitable Foundation. We are the charitable fundraising side of AMVETS. This allows your donations to be non-taxable. We support many AMVETS programs such as JROTC, Americanism Youth Essay Contest, serving our veterans with trained Service officers to give professional support to access benefits and healthcare, community support, and many other supports to our troops and veterans.
We are following all recommended safety precautions and restrictions that are still in force due to COVID and ask that you adhere to these recommendations while on-site for the event.
We invite all to attend this unprecedented event in Northeastern NC and Southside Virginia. Come spend some time with us and then explore the rest of Halifax County NC. This event is FREE and offers a wide array of activities for your family, for Veterans, for children and is meant to show homage to our Fallen War Heroes, to our Gold Star families, to our Wounded Warriors and to the dedication of all who have served this country and each of us.