American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall

(Anacortes, WA USA)

Cost of Freedom Tribute

Cost of Freedom Tribute

Coming to the Swinomish Casino, The American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall.

Veterans and active members of America's armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect our freedom and liberty, how far will you travel to honor their

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Traveling Wall will visit
Swinomish Casino from August 25 through August 28, 2011. Swinomish Casino is located west off I-5 on highway 20 in Anacortes, Washington, just south of Bellingham.

The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect,
and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. Since the tribute is mobile it allows people to honor and respect veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances to do so.

The AVTT presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits with its centerpiece being the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Across its 370-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex the memorial is an impressive eight-feet tall. The traveling wall was completed in early 1998 and began traveling that year. AVTT's traveling wall is the largest Wall replica traveling the USA, and is not to be confused with several other replica Walls; The Moving Wall, The Dignity Wall, or the Wall That Heals.

These replica Walls do a fine job, and we are all on a mutual mission.

The other memorials and exhibits included in the AVTT event include:

The Cost of Freedom Memorial: A series of stand-up exhibits created in gold dog tags to record the names of those who gave their lives for our freedom since Vietnam and including present day Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. This is a stunning exhibit for all to see. This one of a kind tribute honors those who have fallen and to which there is not currently a memorial for their honor and remembrance. Each dog tag permanently records the casualty information (full name, branch of service, rank, date and location of casualty) for that American Hero.

This tribute is updated constantly and would be accurate to the day it would arrive at your location. Currently the AVTT Gold Dog Tag display is the tribute to those who have fallen 1) In hostile military actions between the end of Vietnam and the 9/11 attack and 2) As a member of the armed forces who have given their life in the Global War on Terror.

911 Memorials: A stand-up exhibit with lighted twin towers to make sure "we never forget". Each name is recorded according to their location at the time of the tragedy.

Walk Of Heroes: A series of stand-up's that pay tribute and provide
education regarding our country's history, as well as conflicts America was involved in to insure our freedom. Freedom did not come for free and these tributes represent the true cost of freedom as paid in lives.

Vietnam Remembered: A nationally acclaimed art display of original paintings and more, for viewing, education, and reflection.

World War II: To assure all living veterans are honored, AVTT presents displays of pictures and information to pay specific tribute to our WWII veterans.

Korean War: A beautiful pictorial display of the men who fought the forgotten war along with battle maps and the war timeline.

Founding and Historical Documents: A display of USA founding and significant historical documents including the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents.

Police and Fire Display: Panels honoring Law Enforcement and
Firefighters with pictorial display.

Fort Hood: A panel memorializing the causalities at the recent Ft. Hood 2009 shooting.

Commanders in Chief: Pictures of each of our Commanders in Chief throughout history.

Tribute Panel: Anyone can purchase a custom inscribed dog tag to place on our tribute panel. This is a tribute and a personal message to a loved one, past or present. This tribute panel travels the USA with all other exhibits.

Remembering, educating, and respect are the main focuses of AVTT. These special tributes and exhibits mean The AVTT is fully the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.

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 works with The Traveling Wall Foundation; an IRS designated charitable non-profit organization. Donations or support to AVTT's mission, via the foundation, are qualified charitable tax deductions.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, contact Jumada Schwinden at To schedule an AVTT event, visit or call (507) 380-2465.
For more information contact Swinomish Casino at, 888-288-8883.

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