Monday, March 03, 2008

The National Heroes Tour

On March 14, on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, The Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour kicks off. The coast-to-coast bus tour, which runs 3/14-4/9, is the first “thank you” tour to the troops and to rally the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The tour features American heroes, such as:
  • Marcus Luttrell - Navy Cross recipient, sole survivor of a Navy SEAL's mission gone awry, and author of New York Times best-seller Lone Survivor about his miraculous escape and survival.
  • David Bellavia - author of House to House(a memoir about house-to-house combat in Iraq), recipient of the Silver Star, and nominee for the Medal of Honor.
  • Steve Russell - recipient of the Bronze Star medal with Valor Device for his actions in Iraq; Lieutenant Colonel Russell led the battalion responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussein.
  • Sgt. Jeremiah Workman - recipient of the Navy Cross for heroism in rescuing wounded comrades while fighting off enemy insurgents during the Battle of Fallujah.
The tour stops in Phoenix on Monday, March 17. The bus will be pulling in to the Goldwater Institute for a media event at 8am followed by a Town Hall discussion at 10:00 a.m. about the importance of progress, conviction, commitment & completing the job in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The tour hits Tucson on Tuesday March 18, starting with a visit to the John Scott radio show on KVOI starting at 6:30 a.m., followed by an American Legion luncheon, and concluding with a Boy Scout Catalina Council Meeting at the Naval Operations Support Center on Wilmot Road at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow.

I encourage readers to turn out in support of this activity.

Don't hold your breath waiting or the local media to announce or cover this event.

1 comment:

Rob Jones said...

ed you to my blogroll today. LOL... now you have all the traffic I can muster, which of course is mostly me.

I do find it funny that you have a working CAPTCHA function and a fortune 500 company we all know and love finds that an unreachable goal. Gotta love corporate goobs. :-P

Regards ~ rob