Lynchburg’s Monument Terrace Troop Rally celebrates 20th anniversary, veterans honor original members

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg’s Monument Terrace Troop Rally marked its 20th anniversary Friday. The group shows support for veterans and active military members.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” said veteran Steve Bozeman.

“Seems like about two weeks,” joked veteran Loyd Woodford.

In fact, it’s actually 1,043 consecutive weeks.

The rally started in November 2001 following the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.

Bozeman and Woodford say they helped organize the first gathering. They noticed a group of people protesting the U.S. going to war, so they decided to counter-protest.