WHAT: Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, how far will you travel to honor their contribution?
Casino Del Sol Resort is proud to host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Traveling Wall Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. The AVTT Traveling Wall is an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Across its 360-foot length, the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex the memorial is an impressive eight feet tall.
Media are invited to cover any of the events during the course of the AVTT Traveling Wall’s time in Tucson.
On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., the AVTT Traveling Wall will arrive in Tucson and an escort of 200 motorcycles will guide the wall from Freightliner of Arizona to its destination at Casino Del Sol Resort. The wall will then be open to the public for viewing from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Viewing the exhibit is free each day.
A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include a massing of colors, 21 gun salute, bag pipers, dignitary speakers including Congressman Raul Grijalva, the Sacred Connection drum group and KGUN’s Guy Atchley as event host. There will be an additional memorial wall in the Casino Del Sol Resort lobby open to the public after the dedication. Visitors will be able to sign the wall and leave memoriams to military personnel which will be displayed until after Veteran’s Day.
The mission of the AVTT Traveling Wall project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served in the armed forces, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave everything during that service. Since the tribute is mobile it allows people to honor and respect veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor and remember our fallen heroes.
WHEN: AVTT Motorcycle Escort
Wednesday, Nov. 4
The motorcycle escort will assemble at Freightliner of Arizona
5650 E. Travel Plaza Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
Public Viewing at Casino Del Sol Resort
Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 7
6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8
6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dedication Ceremony at Casino Del Sol Resort
Saturday, Nov. 7
WHERE: Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85757
The AVTT Traveling Wall will be located on the event lawn, south of the resort pool. Easiest access will be from the covered parking garage located on the southwest corner of the property.
CONTACT: Malory Knutson
Zion & Zion
480-751-1007, Ext 133
ABOUT: About the American Veterans Traveling Tribute
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is a veteran-owned project committed to travel the USA to honor, respect, and remember those who served, and pay specific tribute to those who gave all. AVTT is not government sponsored or affiliated, but funded through sponsorship fees, donations, and sale of merchandise at events. AVTT is self funded via sponsorship fees, merchandise sales, and donations. AVTT is contracted by The Texas Freedom Tribute (TFT,) an IRS designated 501 C3, to provide The Wall, crew, and expertise. Donations or support to AVTT’s mission via TFT are qualified charitable tax deductions. For more information or to schedule an AVTT event, visit www.americanveteranstravelingtribute.com or email Leah@avtt.org
About Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center
Located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, Ariz., the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with more than 17,000 enrolled members. The Tribe owns and operates several enterprises including Casino Del Sol Resort, Arizona’s only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond casino resort; Casino of the Sun; AVA Amphitheater, a 5,000-seat open-air concert venue recently named Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year by Casino Entertainment Awards; Sewailo Golf Club, a par-72 championship course designed by Notah Begay III; and the Del Sol Marketplace. For more information call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829) or visit www.CasinoDelSolResort.com. Follow Casino Del Sol Resort on Facebook and Twitter.