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The next is a press launch from Texas Tech College:

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) Texas Tech University, in partnership with its Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) and Texas South Plains Honor Flight (TSPHF), will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute‘s (AVTT) Vietnam Wall from Wednesday (Sept. 21) via Sunday (Sept. 25). 

There will probably be a gap ceremony at 1 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at Memorial Circle, the place the wall will probably be on show throughout its go to. The Texas Tech and Lubbock communities are invited to attend. 

There will probably be a three-volley salute through the opening ceremony and once more through the closing ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 25). This can be a deliberate occasion. The salute is a crucial a part of the ceremonies because it acknowledges those that misplaced their lives in service to their nation. 

The touring wall permits those that haven’t gotten to journey to Washington, D.C. an opportunity to seek out closure and recognition. 

“This tribute brings probably the most highly effective memorials of our nation to those that haven’t but had the chance to go to the memorial in Washington, D.C.,” stated TSPHF Board Member Peyton Oldham. “My hope is that many Veterans would come go to the memorial at Texas Tech.”

Oldham not solely serves as a TSPHF board member but in addition is a Veteran himself and a Texas Tech graduate. 

“I’m thrilled the touring Vietnam wall is coming to Texas Tech, residence of The Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive,” Oldham stated. “Most of the Veterans really feel they’ve been forgotten. This permits them to put their burdens down. I hope by the touring wall coming to Texas Tech, it provides Veterans in our neighborhood the same alternative.” 

This sentiment is echoed by Texas Tech.

“It’s an honor to have the AVTT at Memorial Circle,” stated Gracie Guerra, Interim Director of Navy & Veterans Applications. “The main target of the tribute is a ‘celebration of freedom’ which presents a chance to coach current and future generations on the sacrifice and selfless service given by the fallen courageous Individuals whose names are inscribed on the tribute. It’s a reminder to us all that freedom isn’t free.” 

Whereas the general public is inspired to go to the touring wall, free parking won’t be out there on campus. Guests can park freed from cost at First Baptist Church, positioned at 2201 Broadway Avenue, besides on Sunday throughout worship service occasions. If you happen to park on the church, please place an indication on the windshield that states, “Visiting the AVTT.” On Sunday, guests could park on the Texas Tech campus.

For extra details about the touring wall and navy and veterans programming, go to Texas Tech’s MVP website or name (806) 742-6877.

(Press launch from Texas Tech College)


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