Operation Gratitude is excited to announce that American Veterans Traveling Tribute (“AVTT”) and the Lake Havasu Hospitality Association have partnered to host a signature event showcasing the patriotism that makes our country great. The “First Annual Patriot Days” will take place September 15-26, 2010 with ten days of events and activities for all ages. Join Patriots from across the nation to celebrate freedom, honor our Fallen, and raise postage money to help Operation Gratitude send over 100,000 care packages this year to U.S. troops deployed in harm’s way!
The centerpiece of the event will be AVTT’s “Cost of Freedom Tribute” which includes the traveling Vietnam Wall, a gold dog tag tribute to all the men and women who have given their lives in the Global War on Terror, and several other displays that honor, respect and remember the men and women who fight for the freedom we celebrate.
To kick-off this historic event on Wednesday, September 15th, a Motorcycle escort will accompany the Traveling Tribute from Kingman, AZ to the event site in Lake Havasu City. Meet us at 12:00pm at Mother Road Harley in Kingman AZ (2501 E Beverly Ave. Kingman, AZ 86401) to participate in the escort.
Patriot Days will feature scheduled events every day, including Daily Honor ceremonies and tributes, Parades, 5k runs, the Mohave County Fair, Patriot Bowling, Patriotic Cinema Film Classics and more. A variety of musical and comedic entertainment will perform on the main stages throughout the event. Included among many others are Gallagher, The McClymonts, The Chris Weaver Band, and the Ventura Girlz. Visit the Lake Havasu City Patriot Days website for full event details.
Don’t miss the “God, Country, and Freedom Rally” that will take place on Friday, September 24th. Speakers will include Veterans, Military, Police, Fire Fighters and other American Heroes. Also featured will be family members of those serving, sharing their stories, their pain and their joy.
The goal of Patriot Days is to raise sufficient funds to pay the postage on 20,000 Operation Gratitude Holiday Care Packages to deployed Military. Donations can be made online or at the Event. Personal letters and Wish List items for the packages can be deposited in Drop Boxes that will be placed throughout the event premises.
Rooms can be booked online. Be sure to mention promotional code “LHC10” when booking to receive special Patriot Day rates and discounts.
The Lake Havasu City Patriot Days website is: www.lhcpatriotdays.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!