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By: PRBuzz
August 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM EDT
Traveling Wall To Visit Spokane WA in October

Contact Denny York at (509) 326-3800

(PRBuzz.com) August 19, 2013 -- Many just call it "The Wall". The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. will be displayed in Spokane October 3 - 6th, 2013, marking the 40th anniversary of the United States' official withdrawal from Vietnam.

This is the largest traveling wall display, measuring 360 feet in length and 8 feet high at its apex, presented by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute and the Texas Freedom Tribute. "The AVTT Traveling Wall" is being sponsored locally by The Fairmount Memorial Association, and will make its only Eastern Washington appearance at Greenwood Memorial Terrace at 211 North Government Way in Spokane. This 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall contains 58,195 names of those who died in the Vietnam conflict, including 84 service members from Spokane.

Denny York, President and CEO of Fairmount Holdings Inc. said, "We expect upwards of 30,000 - 40,000 people will visit the exhibit during its 4 day appearance in Spokane. People will come from as far away as Montana, Northern Oregon and Western Washington. There is no charge to visit "The Wall" which will be fully lit and open 24 hours each day so visitation can happen no matter what a person's schedule is. We'll also have complimentary buses stationed to take visitors to and from the exhibit."

Also on display will be one of 4 exact replicas of the Liberty Bell, made from the original Liberty Bell casting. The Liberty Bell will ring daily, each time the names of Spokane's fallen heroes are read aloud at The Wall.

"This replica offers visitors a chance for healing and reflection," said York. He added, "We're very pleased to be able to bring this to Spokane. Our company is dedicated to serving those who have given their all for our country. As part of our 125 year anniversary, we are honored to provide this opportunity to area veterans and their supporters who might not be able to travel to see the actual memorial in person."
"We'll have all branches of the military involved but we need help from volunteers to pull this off", York said. "Everyone we've talked to so far is very excited to see The Wall coming to Spokane."

Major sponsorship opportunities are available to promote your companies support of our veterans. If your organization would like to be involved, please contact Denny York with the Fairmount Cemeteries at 509-326-3800.

The Fairmount Memorial Association, founded in 1888, operates the premier cemeteries in Spokane. Pines Cemetery, South Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley, Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, Fairmount Memorial Park and Woodlawn Cemetery. Greenwood Memorial Terrace, where The Wall will be on display, is located along the Bloomsday Race Course, on North Government Way in Spokane.


About the AVTT: 
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is a veteran-owned project committed to travel the USA to honor, respect, and remember those who served, and pay specific tribute to those who gave all. 
AVTT is not government sponsored or affiliated, but funded through sponsorship fees, donations, and sale of merchandise at events. AVTT is self funded via sponsorship fees, merchandise sales, and donations. AVTT is contracted by The Texas Freedom Tribute (TFT,) an IRS designated 501 C3, to provide The Wall, crew, and expertise. Donations or support to AVTT's mission via TFT are qualified charitable tax deductions. 

For more information or to schedule an AVTT event, visit www.avtt.org or email Leah@avtt.org 


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