American Veterans Traveling Tribute
Slayton American Legion Erwin March Post 64
Traveling Vietnam Wall
Cost of Freedom
Some Gave All...
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be at the Murray County Fair from August 15 through August 20, thanks to the efforts of the Slayton American Legion Erwin March Post 64 and the community.
The 80 percent rendition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of 144 panels bearing the names of 58,318 American who gave their lives in service to their country is joined by the Cost of Freedom exhibit – 72 panels that pay tribute to Americans from World War I and II, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq, Desert Storm/Shield, the Cold War, Beirut, Grenada, USS Stark and more.
This exhibit will be an educational and unique opportunity for fairgoers, visitors and residents to pay tribute to those who gave all for their country.
The Traveling Vietnam Wall and Cost of Freedom exhibit will be located at the soccer fields across from the Murray County Fairgrounds August 15-20, with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15. This exhibit is free and open to the public around the clock during the exhibit dates.
Donations to support the event are being accepted by the Slayton American Legion Post 64. They can be sent to American Legion Post 64, C/O Minnwest Bank, 2565 King Avenue, Slayton, MN 56172.
Schedule of Events
While the details of many of the events are still being determined, the current schedule includes:
Tuesday, August 15
Noon Escort Tribute from Fulda to Slayton
1-3 p.m. Set-up
7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
8 p.m. Entertainment
Wednesday, August 16
TBD USO Show
Saturday, August 19
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
4 p.m. Flag Retirement
Sunday, August 20
WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be needed in several capacities while the Tribute is in Murray County. Escorting the Tribute from Fulda to Slayton, staying with the wall so it is secure 24/7, assembling and disassembling the panels and more. Please keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities and signups as August nears!