Thank you to Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore for sponsoring the appearance of this national memorial at Gallagher Way and making it available for so many to see and realize that the cost of freedom comes at a very high price.
In conjunction with Ralston’s 59th Annual Independence Celebration, the national memorial will be located in the parking lot of the Ralston Arena with ample parking for visitors.
The memorial will have a motorcycle escort from Ralston, Nebraska to Columbus, Nebraska on Friday afternoon, July 5th.
Thank you, Schwab, for hosting the national memorial near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia for Army-Navy Weekend.
There will be a Police Escort into Knoxville at 3pm on Thursday, November 8th, followed by the set up of the memorial.
Gold Star Families are invited to the Tailgate Party at the Kroger Tent.
There will be on-field recognition of Gold Star Families prior to the game.
(Families will need to secure their own game tickets.)
ESCORT: October 5th, 3:15pm - Motorcycle Ride begins at 600 N. Shiloh Dr., Mt. Vernon The escort will travel on I-64 to Nashville, IL, then will take IL-127 to Carlyle, IL to Old US Route 50 to St. Rose Road, ending at 18010 St. Rose Road, St. Rose, IL. Reception follows.
LINE THE STREETS FOR THE ESCORT OCTOBER 5th:
Carlyle - 4:40pm
Beckemeyer - 4:50pm
Breese - 4:55pm
Saturday, October 6 at 10am - Opening Ceremony
Hosted by: St. Rose Development Club
Opening Ceremony at Noon on Wednesday, August 22nd
The memorial is being hosted in Marlborough, thanks to the financial support of Boston Scientific.
The memorial will arrive at noon on August 16th and will be set up by Monroeville's football team inside the Monroeville Athletic Complex.
9am - Friday, August 17 - Opening Ceremony
Private time for families who have loved ones on the memorial.
Noon - Friday, August 17 - Memorial Opens to the Public
August 18 & 19 - 9am to 6pm
Open to the Public for Viewing
5pm - Sunday, August 19 - Closing Ceremony
The weekend events include:
"Welcome Home All Vietnam Era Veterans" Parade - Sat 10am
Clark Park Celebration/Concert - Sat 4pm/Concert at 5pm
Chicken BBQ on Sunday
Friday, July 13th
-- 6pm - Reception/Meal for Gold Star families in the Superior Auditorium - Gold Star family members - please RSVP with your Fallen's name and number of people planning to attend to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
--7pm - Ceremony Open to the Public in front of the Superior Auditorium (weather permitting; otherwise, it will be held in the Auditorium)
Sunday, July 15th
--5:30pm - Brief Closing Ceremony Open to the Public
Host sponsor: KTBS, KPXJ, City of Shreveport, Cintas, Community Bank of Louisiana
Highlights of the event will include:
Freedom Riders Escort upon the Memorial's Arrival in Northville
Thursday, May 17 - 4pm Opening Ceremonies 6pm Softball Game with Military Veterans and Active Duty
Friday, May 18 - 5:30pm - Field opens for seating, food/drinks, displays 7pm - "Killer Flamingos" concert to honor our Military Heroes
Saturday, May 19 - Armed Forces Day 8:30am - 5K Walk/Run 11am - Double-Header Baseball Game; food/drinks, displays, events
4pm BBQ followed by a brief program at 5pm with special guests, Governor Pete Ricketts and Noala Fritz, Gold Star Mother of 1LT Jacob Fritz, KIA 1-20-2007.
Threatening weather has forced postponement until Wednesday, May 2nd - 3pm.
Ceremony Saturday, April 28th - 11am
Rockie Lynne Veterans Tribute Concert to follow Ceremony
Memorial will arrive with motorcycle escort Thursday, April 26th, in the afternoon. The memorial will remain on display 24 hours a day until Sunday evening at 6pm.
Gold Star family members planning to attend are asked to RSVP for the ceremony to: Jerry Christensen at 641-843-3921.
Hosted by: OPERATION FAMILY FUND