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American Veterans Traveling Tribute to visit Cape

By Staff | Oct 5, 2014

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will visit Cape Coral’s Jaycee Park in November 2014.

The tribute will present several Cost of Freedom Memorials and exhibits. Its centerpiece is the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 360-foot length, the wall contains every single name as etched on the original. At its apex, the memorial is an impressive eight-foot tall. The Traveling Wall was completed in early 1998 and began traveling that year.

The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect and remember men and women who served and gave all in that service. Since the tribute is mobile, it allows people to offer their respect to the Veterans and Active Military Personnel without having to travel great distances to do so.

AVTT’s Traveling Wall is the largest Wall replica traveling the U.S., and is not to be confused with several other replica Walls; The Moving Wall, The Dignity Wall, The Wall That Heals.

An opening ceremony for the exhibit is at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and it will close that evening at 5. The wall and accompanying exhibits will be open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.