DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 125 AND AUXILLIARY 125 PRESENTS

THE WALL THAT HEALS

August 23rd thru August 26th – Howell, Michigan – View Schedule of Events Below

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TUESDAY – AUGUST 21ST – ESCORTED INTO LIVINGSTON COUNTY

STAGING AND REGISTRATION WILL BE AT CABELA’S PARKING LOT IN DUNDEE, MICHIGAN
Just off US 23 – (watch for signs) from 12:00 noon till 2:00 pm, kickstands up at 2:00 pm sharp.

The ride will be approximately 65 miles up US-23 (north) to I-96 (east) to Kensington Road onto Grand River, proceed West on Grand River through Downtown Brighton and Howell to the Livingston County Airport (corner of Grand River and M 59) for arrival at approximately 3:30 pm.

NOTE The WALL WILL NOT be assembled until Wednesday 8/22/18, beginning at approximately 10 am.

Rules for Escort participants:
1 – Chapter/Club Leadership is responsible for members actions.
2 – Cycles must be able to achieve and maintain highway speeds.
3 – SHOW RESPECT for the Wall and the Communities we will ride thru during the Escort event.
4. Don’t forget your kickstand puck as we will be parking on asphalt. The WALL will be escorted from Cabela’s in Dundee Michigan coming US 23 and will be escorted along Grand River Avenue from Kensington to the Livingston County Airport.

Upon arrival at the Livingston County Airport, there will photographs of the Escort(s) with the Educational Trailer a 53- foot Semi.

ESCORT PROVIDED BY LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 22ND – SET UP OF WALL AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING

There will be an observation area for Visitors who wish to watch the setup of the WALL. Probably starting at 10:00 AM one Team of 30 Volunteers will begin and around 2:00 PM another team of Volunteers will take over to complete the set up of the wall.

At approximately 6:00 PM Volunteer Training will begin and take one to two hours. The WALL will have Security Personal after setting up 24 hours per day until it is dismantled for departure to Wisconsin.

THURSDAY – AUGUST 23RD – OPENING DAY

The WALL will be open for viewing 24 hours per day.

The Opening Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM.

FRIDAY – AUGUST 24th – FIRST RESPONDERS RECOGNITION

Livingston County First Responders will be hosting the ceremonies recognizing the corpsmen and women, Medics, Doctors, Nurses and Clergy and War Dogs.

CEREMONY AT 6:30 PM

SATURDAY – AUGUST 25TH – AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS DAY

One or two-panel discussions regarding the effects and concerns of Agent Orange will take place and there will be a ceremony mid or late afternoon recognizing the Vietnam Veterans and family members who have been affected by Agent Orange.

PANEL DISCUSSION 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

CEREMONY AT 6:30 PM                                              

TWILIGHT PRAYER SERVICE 9:00 PM

SUNDAY – AUGUST 26TH – CLOSING CEREMONY

The closing ceremony will recognize women in the military, Gold Star and Silver Star Families.

CEREMONY begins at 2:00 PM.

THE WALL THAT HEALS will begin to be dismantled around 3:00 for departure to Wisconsin. About 30 Volunteers will be needed and the process will take between five and six hours.

Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Anne Marie Coleman at annem@umich.edu.  For additional information Dale Brewer at dbrewer2118@charter.net or by phone at 810 599 8754 or Paul DeSha at paul.desha@att.net .

For additional information and updates follow us at Disabled American Veterans Livingston County Chapter 125 on Facebook.

 

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 & Auxilliary  125
9864 E. Grand River, Suite 110, #275, Brighton, MI 48116

Connect Five Veterans Foundation
501(c)3 Non- Profit Organization

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