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JUNE 14-15, 2024(Rain or Shine)

McConnellsburg PA

Surrounding Central PA Communities


OHRS 2024 Recap

Operation Honor: Rural Salute™ was a resounding success, as the community of Fulton County, PA, came together to celebrate and honor our veterans, no matter the weather. Rain or shine, attendees showed up in force to support local vendors, enjoy fantastic music, and listen to inspiring speakers. The McConnellsburg Bandshell grounds were a sight to behold, with nearly 3,000 flags lining the area, each one representing a veteran from our county. The visual tribute was both moving and powerful, highlighting the deep respect and gratitude our community holds for those who have served.

A special thank you to our amazing photographers and videographers who captured all the fun: Stover Photography, Molly Lake, Chad Schulze, and Charlie McMclanahan.

We can't wait to see everyone again in 2025 for another incredible Operation Honor: Rural Salute event. The enthusiasm and community spirit displayed this year set a high bar, and we are already looking forward to making next year’s celebration even more memorable. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to this wonderful tribute to our veterans.

2024 Recap

Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, whose generosity and support made Operation Honor: Rural Salute™ possible. Their contributions ensured that every aspect of the event, from the logistics to the entertainment, was executed seamlessly. Sponsors played a crucial role in bringing together local vendors, musicians, and speakers, creating an event that was both meaningful and enjoyable for all. Without their unwavering support, such a large-scale celebration would not have been possible.

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Operation Honor: Rural Salute™ was created to honor, connect, and build community with and for rural veterans throughout America.


This 2-day celebration event is the brainchild of Michelle Lang, Executive Director of the nonprofit Veteran Help Point D/B/A Operation Honor: Rural Salute™, whose entire purpose is to connect rural veterans and their loved ones with the resources within their community.


Partnering with Ashleigh Love, Operation Honor: Rural Salute™ 2024 is set to have national speakers, bands, and loads of family fun, all the while building community and celebrating veterans from all branches and deployments from central PA.



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