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.
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.