WWII Weekend Debuts This Weekend

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- World War II weekend will make its inaugural debut this weekend in Fayetteville.

“Saturday May 4th we’re having a living history veterans recognition day here in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It’s going to happen rain or shine. The goal is to have a parade through town and end up here at the courthouse with a stage, live music, a 1940s fashion show” said Cindy Kappler the organizer for World War II weekend.

And trust me you don’t want to miss out on the parade.

“Well in the parade we are going to have some military vehicles along with some old cars like we have a 39 and 37. 1939 and 1937 cars, we have all of our windows decorated so the goal is once the parade finishes in town you’ll feel like you’re in the 1940s America. We are gonna park all these vehicles on the street so you can come up and take a closer look at them” said Cindy.

 There will be a special guest at the parade.

“We have Woody Williams coming. Woody Williams is one of the last 4 medal of honors recipients from WWII who is living. He is a West Virginia resident and I believe is he only marine Medal of Honor recipient left. He’s going to be here on Saturday to welcome all the world war II veterans who are going to be attending” said Chris Kappler the owner of Wild Blue Adventure.

There is more going during this event. 

“We have the veterans recognition, the new river community chorus is going to sing and do a patriotic performance for us. We’re going to have an FDR reenactor and Elenor Roosevelt are going to come and give us a speech. We have a swing band, the new river jazz band is going to play swing music for us” said Cindy.

If you’re into classics whether it’s the fashion or just the cars. This the one event you don’t want to be absent for. And the best part is you can get here in just one tank of gas 

Matt Bullock
Matt Bullock is currently the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for WOAY-TV Matt Bullock has always dreamed about becoming a meteorologist since he was 5 years old. He would draw the 7-day forecast on a wall made out of chalk paint that his mom painted for the family to use. Growing up his role models were Greg Fishel on WRAL, his older sisters, and his parents. Matt loves all kinds of weather including; hurricanes, severe weather, and snowstorms. Matt grew up in Cary, NC. He went to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a bachelors of science in earth and environmental science with a concentration of atmospheric science in June of 2018. He is a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He completed an internship at WRAL in Raleigh, NC during the summer of 2017, winter of 2017, and summer of 2018. Matt moved to West Virginia to take his first job as the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at WOAY. You can find him on the weekends at 6 and 11 pm at WOAY-TV When Matt isn’t working he enjoys watching sports. His teams are the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and his alma mater Charlotte 49ers. He also enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends and family. He is always keeping his eyes on the skies as he is keeping up with the weather three times a day. Have any tips or weather questions? Email me mbullock@woay.com
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