Posts Tagged ‘War Remembrance’

Site logoThe Traveling Vietnam Wall will be visiting Big Bear Lake September 26-28, 2013. It will be located at Ski Beach at Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315. Thursday September 26th will be visitation day for the the students of Bear Valley Unified School District , Friday September 27th will be visitation day for active military from local base, General Public is invited on Saturday September 28th.

Here is more information about the tribute:

Our Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and is the center piece of our Cost of Freedom Tribute. It is an 80% replica with 100% of the names. The Traveling Wall is a great way to hold a Vietnam Welcome Home event in your community. It creates a great forum for communities to raise local awareness for its Vietnam veterans and the chance to host an event that can raise funds for Vietnam veterans and their causes in your local community. We are committed to helping our nation’s heroes, one community at a time.
The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall:

  • 80% replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall (360ft long/8ft tall at apex) flag display flown over the wall (14)
  • 3 – 2 sided 24”x36” A-Frames- 2 Wall Informational Panels/4 Vietnam Timeline Panels

More about AVTT:

AVTT was founded on the principles that American Heroes must be honored and remembered. Additionally, AVTT allows those without the means or ability to travel to our great national memorial sites to pay respect and share in the experience of honoring our heroes.

Through its various programs and tributes, AVTT is fostering the education and building the appreciation of our youth in the sacrifices made by countless men and women in defense of freedom and the way of life they enjoy.


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This coming weekend, Big Bear residents and visitors have a unique opportunity to remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. My post tomorrow will have all the details. Today’s post is simply my thoughts and feelings about war and those who serve.

I hate war. To me, it is a waste of precious lives. Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Husbands, Wives…..

I accept that it is sometimes necessary in the world we live in, in order to remove dangerous leaders who wish to wreck havoc on the world (ofttimes even their own people).

I understand that it is sometimes required to establish Democracy in countries that don’t have it, but desperately want it.

I agree that it is honorable in order to protect our Allies.

I respect that war is how we gain and guarantee our freedom from tyranny and oppression.

I just really wish there was another way to accomplish these things.

With that being said, I will always support our troops – whether I agree with the war or not. The boots on the ground, in the air and on the water have no hand in the making of war – that is done by people who are safe in their homes and offices. The troops simply do the job they are given to do, hoping that they get the chance to see their loved ones again.

I am amazed by those who choose to serve and who are faced with dangerous leaders (and their forces) who wish to wreck havoc on the world, many times saving the very people of that country.

I am impressed with those who serve and who help establish Democracy in countries that want it.

I am proud that people choose to serve and protect our Allies.

I am humbled that men and women from all walks of life are willing to die for my freedom from tyranny and oppression.

RS Vacations Respects and Honors those who are serving and have served in the Armed Forces. To those that have come home – whole or not, and to those who gave their lives, Thank You.


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