American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Traveling Wall Coming to the Auraria Campus Nov. 4 – 5
Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705
Posted: May 26, 2011
(Denver, Colo.) — Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) and Traveling Wall at the Auraria Campus, Nov. 4 and 5, 2011.
The Wall will be escorted to the Auraria campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and will be set up Thursday, Nov. 3 in the courtyard in front of St. Cajetan’s Center. The exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. A closing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6. While on display, the exhibit is open 24 hours a day.
The AVTT presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits along with its centerpiece, the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 370-foot length, the wall contains every name etched on the original. Topping out at 8-feet in height, AVTT’s Traveling Wall is the largest wall replica traveling the United States. It was completed in 1998.
The other memorials and exhibits included in the AVTT include:
- The Cost of Freedom Memorial: A series of stand-up exhibits created in gold dog tags to record the names of those who gave their lives since Vietnam.
- 911 Memorials: A stand-up exhibit with lighted twin towers and names recorded according to the individual’s location at the time of the tragedy.
- World War II:To assure all living veterans are honored, AVTT presents displays of pictures and information to pay specific tribute to WWII veterans.
- Korean War:A pictorial display of the men who fought this war along with battle maps and a war timeline.
- Ft. Hood:A panel memorializing the causalities at the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting.
- Tribute Panel: Anyone can purchase a custom inscribed dog tag to place on our tribute panel. This tribute panel travels the USA with all other exhibits.
About the AVTT
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is a veteran-owned project that travels the United States to honor and remember those who served and died. AVTT is funded through sponsorship fees, donations and sale of merchandise at events. AVTT works with The Traveling Wall Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization; donations to the foundation are tax-deductible. www.avtt.org
The downtown Denver Auraria Campus is easily accessible by bus or light rail. Parking is available on campus for a fee; rates vary. See http://www.ahec.edu/parking/ParkingMap.pdf, for details. For questions about visiting the exhibit on the Auraria Campus, please call the Office of Student Life at Metropolitan State College of Denver at 303-556-3559.
For more information on The American Veterans Traveling Tribute or to schedule an AVTT event, visit www.avtt.org or call 507-380-2465.
About Metropolitan State College of Denver
With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. The College now offers master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, and will offer a master’s in social work starting fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts more than 70,000 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.