The weekly "Support Our Troops" rally at the base of Monument Terrace, which began Nov. 30, 2001, has become a fixture in downtown Lynchburg. As of March 2019 the rally had been held for 900 weeks and counting.

Veterans, friends and family of active military, and all who want to show support meet each Friday at noon -- hoisting flags, waving to honking cars and standing in solidarity and for American soldiers. The News & Advance has photographed the rallies with frequency through the years; here is a selection of those photos from our archives.

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