The Patriotic Festival is an annual event that has been going on for 15 years here in Virginia Beach to celebrate the military, veterans, and their families. The Hampton Roads area of Virginia we are home to the largest military bases in the United States along with the biggest concentration of retired and veterans that live among us. The festival is down at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front from 4th street to 17th street packed with vendors and activities for the whole family.
The USO is a vital part of the event with its military expo village which show cases the mission, equipment and personnel through exhibits and demonstrations along the board walk and beach front. The USO also teamed up with Skydive Suffolk, Combat Wounded Coalition and Wounded Warriors. Skydive Suffolk jumped 48 people to land on the beach front, there were American Wounded Warriors, Danish, British, and supporters that got to skydive for a cause. Skydive Suffolk also provided the flag jumps in before the concert started Friday night. As the American Flag, POW Flag, Union Jack and Danish Flag came in the USO Singing Corps sung the National Anthem. The performers for this years festival were Brandon Lay Morgan Evans, Old Dominion, Muscadine Bloodline, Luke Combs, Alec Edmonds, Ryan Hurd, and Kane Brown.