Schedule set for American Veterans Traveling Tribute

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will arrive at Veterans Memorial Park about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. It will be installed overnight and the Opening Ceremony will begin at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10. The Closing Ceremony is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

During the length of the exhibit, many other events are planned to honor those killed in Vietnam as well as other wars. Following is a list of those events, as well as a list of additional exhibits that will be on display.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
3 p.m. Escort Parade, West Harrison, IN

6 p.m. Reception for riders at Veterans Memorial Park
Thank You – Bob Woods, Ohio Patriot Guard
The Wall That Heals – John Barron, AVTT
Welcome – Robert McGee, Vice Chairman, Union Township Board of Trustees
Welcome Home – Cliff Riley, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 649

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Noon Opening Ceremony
Welcome & Emcee – Timothy Donnellon, Chairman, Union Township Board of Trustees
Presenting of the Colors – US Army Eastgate Recruiting Station Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance – Steve Tam, VVA 649
National Anthem – USAF Wright Patterson Brass Band
Invocation –Chaplain William Graybill, VVA 649, American Legion, VFW
Blessing of the Wall – Associate Pastor John Baird, Eastgate Community Church
Placing of the POW/MIA Wreath – Mark Brandon, President, VVA 649
Sounding of The Bell, Reading of The Names – Cliff Riley, President, and Howard Daugherty,
Executive Director, Clermont County Veterans Service Commission
Music – USAF Wright Patterson Brass Band
Keynote Speaker – Glenn Welling, Vice-president of Operations, USO, Washington D.C.
Benediction – Chaplain William Graybill, VVA 649, American Legion, VFW
Retrieval of the Colors – US Army Eastgate Recruiting Station Color Guard

Friday, October 11, 2013
10 a.m. Reveille & Opening Ceremony
Presenting of the Colors – Civil Air Patrol Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance – Civil Air Patrol
Invocation – Civil Air Patrol
National Anthem – Civil Air Patrol
Keynote Speaker – Tony Aretz, Ph.D., President, Mt. St. Joseph College; retired, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, former USAF Academy Professor of 17 years
Benediction – Sister Ann Ryan
Retrieval of the Colors

Boy Scouts Overnight

Saturday, October 12, 2013
10 a.m. Reveille & Opening Ceremony
Welcome & Emcee – Matthew Beamer, Union Township Board of Trustees
Presenting of the Colors – Union Township Police Honor Guard
Invocation – Pastor Troy P. Ervin, Pastor, Life Change Church
Pledge of Allegiance – David Jenkins, Retired Air Force TSgt.
National Anthem – Todd Kritzwiser, Worship Team, Life Change Church
Keynote Speaker –Joseph Johnston, National Commander of Disabled American Veterans
America the Beautiful – Todd Kritzwiser, Worship Team, Life Change Church
Benediction – Pastor Troy P. Ervin, Life Change Church

6 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Reception & Dinner, Holiday Inn & Suites, Eastgate

8:45 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Welcome Home Ride to the Wall

Boy Scouts Overnight

Sunday, October 13, 2013
9 a.m. Morning Service, Gold Star Families’ Wreath Laying Service
Service at The Wall – Pastor Marie Smith, Clough United Methodist Church
Gold Star Families Wreath Laying Service – Pastor Marie Smith, Clough United Methodist

10 a.m. Gold Star Mother & Patriot Guard Brunch, Holiday Inn & Suites, Eastgate

11 a.m. Staging of Ride of Honor at Quaker Steak & Lube, Milford

1 p.m. Ride of Honor from Quaker Steak & Lube, Milford

3 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Closing – Pastor Larry Herald, Freedom in The Wind Church
Thank You – Cliff Riley, Clermont County Veterans Service Commission and VVA 649
Benediction – Howard Daugherty, Clermont County Veterans Service Commission
Gun Salute – VFW Memorial Team, VFW Post 9630
Taps

Additional Exhibits

The Cost of Freedom Memorial

9/11 Memorials:
• Pentagon Casualty Listing
• Flight 93 Casualty Listing
• World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 Casualty Listings

Walk of Heroes

Fort Hood Casualty Listing
Korean War Timelines, Battle Maps and List of Medal of Honor Recipients

Vietnam Remembered

Tribute Panel

1980 – 2000 Conflicts

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