Vets For Freedom National Heroes Tour, Texas Stops
March 2, 2008
Many of the Milblogs have made posts about the Vets For Freedom National Heroes Tour that will kick off on Friday, March 14th in San Diego and travel across the country, making various stops along the way, finally culminating In New York City on Wednesday April 9th. All of the vets on the tour are some of the most decorated heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve all been there. They know the progress that our Troops are making in those countries. They know the cost of pulling our Troops out prematurely.
Many of Americaâ€™s most decorated war heroes from Iraq and Afghanistan have packed their bags and are hitting the road on a national bus tour to take their non-partisan message of progress and freedom from coast-to-coast.
The Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour is about supporting our troops, honoring their commitment, and rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At this critical juncture in our country, we need Americans, lawmakers and the media, to fully recognizeâ€”and appreciateâ€”the sacrifice of our brave military and the dramatic success they have achieved, especially in Iraq with the new counterinsurgency strategy.
We hope to see you along the wayâ€”come out, meet some American heroes and support our troops!
The stops in Texas have been planned and many events have been scheduled for the Heroes, for their stops here. We’ve also learned that Blackfive TV’s Pro Correspondants will be covering events as the tour moves across the nation and filing video updates. Below, is the promo shot by Uncle Jimbo of Blackfive.
The Vets For Freedom National Heroes Tour will be in Texas from March 19th through March 20th. Many events have been scheduled. Some will not be open to the public, while others will be.
TEXAS VFF HEROES TOUR TIMELINE
March 19: San Antonio, TX
0900: Alamo visit and participation in “Alamo Blood Drive”
1100: Lunch at Menger Hotel
1300: Personal visits to wounded warriors at Brook Army Medical Center
1400: Wreath laying ceremony at National Veteran’s Cemetery Fort Sam Houston
1500: Reception at the US Army Medical Department Museum
1600: Wreath laying ceremony at the Combat Medics Memorial
1700: Public Event outside the museum
March 20: Austin, TX
0900: Public Event on the State Capital steps
1100: Wreath laying ceremony at T-Patcher Memorial
1500: Visit to State Veteran’s cemetery Killeen, Tx
1700: Public Event at Fort Hood Clear Creek PX
If you’re able to be in Austin, San Antonio or Fort Hood, please feel free to come out and listen to what the Heroes have to say and show them your support. Some of the Heroes who will be participating in the Vets For Freedom National Heroes Tour are:
LTC(ret) Steve Russell
Many of the Heroes on the tour are authors, as well as former military members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and know first-hand what’s occurring in both countries and why it’s imperative that our Troops are allowed to finish the job they started. The stops in Texas are sure to be interesting and I encourage everyone to attend if possible.