A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles left Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11 to reenact the transcontinental trip along the Lincoln Highway that took place in 1919, in part to test the tenacity of the vehicles and also to thank the American people for their support in World War I.
This year's convoy, which will honor veterans across the country, is scheduled to complete the 3,200-mile trip on Sept. 14 at the U.S.S. Hornet in Alameda, and it will be in Livermore between 8 and 9 a.m., passing in front of the Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum on Portola Avenue.
The 2019 convoy is making stops at many of the same locations as the convoy 100 years ago, and it includes vehicles from WWI until now, according to members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. The roster includes cargo trucks, Harley Davidson WLA motorcycles, staff cars and jeeps, and later model M913 5-ton cargo trucks.
For more information, visit www.mvpa.org.