Virginia Patriot Memorial Celebration Saturday

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Neighbors in Henrico got together for the 2nd Annual Virginia Patriots Day Memorial Celebration Saturday.

The event raises money for charities and also brings together firefighters, police, military personnel and citizens. Organizers say it's a good way to get to know the people who are ready at a moment's notice to save your life.

"It's real important because these are the people that put their lives at risk everyday to help out people," said Brian Angone of the Lost Sons & Daughters Charity Foundation. "And, it's a good way for us to show appreciation, because they have a hard job and we want them to know that the public is here to support them."

The Patriots Day celebration featured vendors, live music, food and a raffle. All the proceeds went to local charities.

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