Date: June 27, 2012
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
American Veterans Traveling Tribute at PNC a Family Event
WESTVILLE –The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT), which will be on display at the Purdue University North Central Westville campus from July 3 through July 7, is appropriate for visitors of all ages.
Veterans, their friends and families will find meaning in visiting the AVTT and its surrounding memorials. Adults are welcome to bring children for a hands-on learning experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
To enhance the interactive experience, a quiz, appropriate for both children and adults, is available at http://www.pnc.edu/avtt/ . A link to the quiz is available at the bottom of a web page that provides a wealth of information and resources about the AVTT. The quiz can be printed out so that visitors may bring it with them when they come to see the AVTT. The questions all pertain to information about the exhibit and the answers can be found by observing and reading the on-site AVTT resource materials. The quiz answers may also be found at http://www.pnc.edu/avtt/.
This project pays respect to the men and women who served their country and pays specific tribute to those who gave all in that service: veterans, active military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and those lost protecting us from terrorist attacks. Its cornerstone is a 36- foot-long, 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C., bearing all 58,271 names. Paper and crayons will be available for guests to make rubbings of their friends' and loved ones' names.
The AVTT will be located on Hicks Baseball Field at the south end of campus. It is entirely outdoors and guests should dress accordingly. There is a handicapped accessible walkway along the length of the wall.
A variety of activities are scheduled throughout each day of the event. Joseph Kernan, former Indiana governor, former mayor of South Bend and ex- POW will be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony which will begin at 7 p.m. July 3.
Speakers and musical presentations are scheduled throughout each day and evening from July 3 through 7. A complete schedule through the week and additional information is available at http://www.pnc.edu/avtt/ .
AVTT and surrounding memorials and exhibits will be open to guests 24 hours a day during its stay.