Thursday, September 16, 2021

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AVTT Travel Wall - Oak Grove Gaming

Cost of Freedom - Oak Grove Gaming

Field of Honor® Tribute to Veterans - Oak Grove Gaming

Korean War Memorial - Oak Grove Gaming

Gen. Tommy Franks Mobile Classroom - Oak Grove Gaming

 

The American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall is a 360 feet long and 80% the size of the wall in Washington DC.  The AVTT Wall will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 9:00 am Thursday, September 16th till 9:00am on Sunday, September 19th. 

Cost of Freedom exhibit -  Includes a dedicated Afghanistan & Iraq Warrior’s Tribute with all casualty names listed and Medal of Honor recipients, Iran Hostage Situation, El Salvador Civil War, Beirut, Lebanon Barracks Bombing, Invasion of Grenada, Operation El Dorado Canyon Libya, USS Stark Bombing, Invasion of Panama, Cold War Timeline & Names, Gulf War, Somalia, Khobar Towers, USS Cole Bombing, along with WWI & WWII. Also included in the Cost of Freedom is a special Tribute dedicated to the lives lost on 9/11, complete with timelines, casualty listings, Flight 11, Flight 175, Flight 77 & The Pentagon, & Flight 93/PA. It is unique and the only one in the country

Korean War Memorial - Making its second appearance, the traveling Korean War Memorial features 19 soldiers in formation, with 3 additional soldiers around a campfire.  

Field of Honor® Tribute to Veterans is a display of flags sponsored in honor or in memory of veterans, first responders, family and friends.  These 3 foot by 5 foot flags will line the field behind the AVTT Wall.  It promises to be a beautiful and moving sight.  

General Tommy Franks Mobile Classroom - The Mobile Classroom and Road Show is a traveling museum designed to enhance and enrich the learning experience of students. The classroom travels directly to schools where an educator gives guided tours and educational discussions based on a curriculum packet that meets Oklahoma PASS skill requirements for 6th and 7th grade Social Studies. Exhibits include cultural, social and geographical items and information from 24 Middle East and African countries: cultural dress, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, children's toys, ceremonial items and the first democratic ballot from Afghanistan. The Road Show encourages critical thinking and discussion by exposing students to educational opportunities beyond the classroom and traditional learning experiences.

8:30 am - Hero Breakfast - Held at First Baptist Church Clarksville, this breakfast will pair JROTC cadets and students from the local high schools with veterans and active duty soldiers for a guided discussion and meal. Sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. 

2:00 pm - "The Girl Who Wore Freedom" at the Roxy Regional Theatre - An Award-Winning Documentary telling the stories of D-Day from the people who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France.

 

5:00 pm - Veteran Picnic at War Memorial Park.  - Veterans and their families are invited to join us at War Memoria Park for hamburgers and hot dogs prior to the Remembrance Ceremony at Oak Grove Gaming.  Sponsored by: Oak Grove Tourism and Tilted Kilt

6:30 pm -Remembrance Ceremony/Wreath Laying at the American Traveling Tribute Wall.  A Massing of the Colors, tributes and wreath laying to honor those names listed on the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall, the Traveling Korean War Memorial and the Cost of Freedom exhibit.