ENNIS, Texas - The Texas Motorplex has partnered with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute to bring the Cost of Freedom Tribute to the Super Chevy Show on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, 2012 to benefit the proposed Ennis Veteran's Memorial, located a few miles from the track.
In honor of all American Heroes, the Tribute will be escorted from downtown Dallas to the track on Thursday, May 10 with a special event to greet the tribute. Details to be announced soon.
By traveling across the USA, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) provides a forum for members of each community to gather and Honor-Respect-Remember those who have protected and defended the United States and its freedom, with the Cost of Freedom Tribute.
"The Wall honors veterans and those killed in the line of duty in the most respectful and dramatic way," said Gabrielle Stevenson, President of Texas Motorplex. "We feel honored they have made arrangements in the schedule to bring that wall to North Texas. Our fans are absolutely some of the most loyal and patriotic people in Texas and I think this is going to be one of the highlights of our 2012 season.
"It means a lot to our staff that we can pay tribute to those who defend our freedom and combine it with the Super Chevy Show."
The Cost of Freedom Tribute includes statistics from each major U.S. conflict and 9/11 attacks, a 380-foot-long and eight-foot-high Vietnam Memorial with 51,000 inscribed names, a gold dog tag display, a tribute to law enforcement and firefighters as well as historical documents, for visitors to reflect on.
Larry Fincher, Ennis Veterans Memorial Committee Chair is pleased with the Tribute's special appearance and benefit to the community and Veteran's Memorial Park.
"It means so much that we are getting support from the community to make our Veteran's Memorial a reality," Fincher said. "I think people will be in awe of the Wall and what it means to our servicemen and women. It's a powerful statement and we are thrilled the Motorplex is giving us a place to honor our veterans and help us showcase our memorial in Ennis."
For more information about AVTT or the Cost of Freedom Tribute, visit www.avtt.org.