Don’t miss your opportunity to honor, respect, and remember America’s heroes as the American Veterans Traveling Tribute comes to Indiana this year. Kokomo is the only city in Indiana to host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) in 2011.
The AVTT (unlike other Traveling Wall displays held in Kokomo in past years) will be open to the public 24 hours each day starting at Noon on September 29th through 3 p.m. on October 2nd. Admission is free. The Tribute & Traveling Wall will be on display on the grounds of GM Components Holdings, located on the southeast corner of U.S. 31 and Boulevard Street in Kokomo.
The AVTT will present The Cost of Freedom Tribute and a variety of exhibits with its centerpiece being the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Memorials and tribute panels dedicated to World War II, Korean War, 9/11, casualties at Fort Hood, and Police and Firefighters will be displayed.
In addition the AVTT has a special “Gold Dog Tag” display, a one of a kind tribute honoring those who have fallen for which there is not currently a memorial for their honor and remembrance, specifically for members of the armed forces who have given their lives during the Global War on Terror.
Guest speakers and daily ceremonies will also be held during the four-day event. Click here to view the entire schedule of events.
The entire tribute will arrive in Kokomo with a large motorcycle escort, accompanied by several antique automobiles with local World War II Veterans, and an American Huey 369 Helicopter flying overhead on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Riders are welcome to participate. Visit www.kokomotribute.com for the full escort plan and details.
For information on lodging and other attractions in Kokomo, go to www.visitkokomo.org. For more details on the AVTT, visit www.kokomotribute.com. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unique opportunity to pay tribute to our active, veteran, and fallen American heroes.