FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICAN VETERANS TRAVELING TRIBUTE AS PART OF SC MILITARY AND FAMILY APPRECIATION DAY AT MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE Eastover, SC American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) will be bringing their Cost of Freedom Tribute to Eastover, SC on April 2nd 2011 for an event held for the members of the SC National Guard. The tribute will be located at the McEntire Joint National Guard Base as part of the SC Military and Family Appreciation Day. This event is not open to the public but the SC National Guard anticipates close to 8,000 military service members and their families in attendance. The SC Air National Guard is expanding its semi-annual Family Appreciation Day festivities to welcome South Carolina's new Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, his family and the men and women of the SC Army National Guard. This historic celebration, now called South Carolina Military and Family Appreciation Day, will honor all the members of the SC National Guard and recognize the personal sacrifices and invaluable contributions of the loved ones who support them. Attractions will include The Cost of Freedom Tribute, live music from the 26th SC Army National Guard Band and regional acts like Coastal Breeze, Leslie and Bo Dega Roja, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, children's games, great food and aerial demonstrations by the F-16 Fighting Falcon and UH-60 Black Hawk. Although this event is not open to the public, the Cost of Freedom Tribute will return to SC during Veterans Day 2011 in support of Celebrate Freedom Foundation activities in Columbia. For details on this event, visit www.avtt.org . The mission of American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who have served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country. The mobile nature of the AVTT tribute allows people around the country to honor, respect, and remember veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances. AVTT presents a comprehensive Cost of Freedom tribute which includes numerous memorials and exhibits. The centerpiece being the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Across its 370-foot length, the wall lists the name of every American casualty from the war; etched on its surface, just as the original. The memorial is eight-feet tall at its apex and is the largest Wall replica traveling the USA. AVTT is also the only tribute event which includes the one of kind Gold Dog Tag display representing the fallen from the Global War on Terror. Other memorials and displays include a 9/11 memorial, Law Enforcement/Firefighter memorial, Collection of photos and names of all casualties between 1980 -2000, and a variety of other displays honoring American heroes. Remembering, educating, and respect are the main focus of AVTT. The unique combination of exhibits and memorials set AVTT apart as the only comprehensive tribute today whose purpose is to HONOR, RESPECT, and REMEMBER Americaâ€™s Heroes. For more information or to schedule an AVTT event, visit www.avtt.org or contact Leah Gallagher at Leah@avtt.org (903)-7148634.
AVTT will be in Eastover, SC for a private event for the SC National Guard as part of SC Military and Family Appreciation Day on April 2nd.