Lynchburg Veterans meet at Monument Terrace for 17 years straight

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Seventeen years ago on Friday, Lynchburg veterans started rallying in support of troops going to war in Afghanistan.

It was November 30th, 2001 when members from the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council had their first gathering.

They've now met a total of 884 Fridays in a row.

Organizers say the effort is a way to remind people of the sacrifices military personnel are making overseas. "So, we're over here to honor those who are still fighting, who are still getting killed, still getting shot at in Afghanistan," explained Steve Bozeman, the Vice President of the Veterans Council. "We all hope that peace will come one day, one day, we'll see, but in the meantime we're going to be down here every Friday."

The veterans say they'll continue to rally until all the troops come home.