The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be at
the Bond County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Illinois July 31 and August 1-3, 2008.
The Wall will be located on Killdeer Drive, just east of the Fairgrounds.
Shuttles will be provided from the fairgrounds to The Wall for those already on the grounds.
Greenville is 45 miles east of St. Louis, MO on I-70.(Map Below)
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is an unforgettable exhibit that pays tribute
to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The Vietnam War is of major importance to the Tribute and the 4/5 scale replica of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is its visual centerpiece,
standing 8 feet high at the apex and spanning 370 feet!
The purpose of the "Traveling Tribute" is not to glorify wars fought,
but to pay homage to those who served their country.
To those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life,
the Tribute insures their memory shall never fade.
To the former POW's of all wars,
who endured unimaginable hardship and pain in the name of democracy,
the Tribute honors their service to our country.
To our Prisoners Of War & Missing In Action, who were left behind,
the Tribute is dedicated to their memory.
To all veterans who made it back, the Tribute simply says...
The mission of the "Traveling Tribute" is to traverse America,
being displayed in as many communities as annual scheduling permits.
One of the Tribute's primary functions is to allow people visiting the site
to share a common bond of experience. As memory begins to
fade on the sacrifices made by those who gave when America asked,
a vital component of the Tribute is its educational value for our youth.
A main goal of the Tribute's constant visibility is that it shall serve as a continual reminder of
America's veterans' dedication to freedom and that those who served
"Shall Not be Forgotten "