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A Walk in Their Boots Veteran Program
For 2017, our all volunteer staff will be working even harder to attract even more veterans to our 2nd annual program. If you are a veteran from any era you are most welcome to attend and be recognized for your service. Speaking opportunities will once again be offered to those wishing to share a portion of their service history with the public. We'd ask your to download the Veteran Registration Form below and mail that to our Veteran Program Liaison, Eric Montgomery. He can then prepare your custom nametag, field any questions you may have and add you to our secure database for future invitations to the program. We do need your help in educating the public and our reenactors who are respectfully portraying your life and legacy so please plan on attending...
To all veterans, we thank you for your service and we hope to see
you in November as we honor the American Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine...
Click the links below to download the Veteran Registration Form and view our
2017 Veteran Invitation Letter to become apart of this great program!
Veteran Registration Form
< = Veteran Invitation Letter
In 2016, with great pride "A Walk in Their Boots" hosted our first annual Veteran Program and attracted 77 veterans from WWII to present day to our program. Veterans were honored by receiving personal recognition and complimentary food and drink provided by our 2016 Event Contributors and served by our host in hospitality, the Borderview Christian Church out of Elizabethton. Our veteran programming included talks and presentations by local veterans who shared their history of sacrifice and service to an appreciative audience. Veteran Liaison, Eric Montgomery, began gathering contact information and service history of local veterans he met in grocery stores, parking lots, restaurants and at ceremonies across the Tri-Cities area prior to the 2016 event. Pre-registered veterans were provided with a custom made nametag indicating rank or rating, service specialty and theater ribbons of where each veteran served. For those veterans that attended on-site, they too received a nametag of service recognition via our volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 240 and all were welcomed to enjoy the delicious food prepared by our friends from Borderview Christian Church. No one left the field hungry!
6 honored veterans presented segments of their personal stories of service to an appreciative audience. Their tales ranged from aircraft carrier and landing craft operations in the South Pacific during WWII, service during the cold war of the 1960's, providing medical care in the difficult conditions of Alaska and the Korean Peninsula, preparations and planning for the landing of Astronauts on the moon and returning them safely to Earth, and the hostel jungles and highlands of Vietnam; a wide spectrum of service, sacrifice, duty and honor.
The After Action Report from the 2016 Veteran Program can be found here ---> 2016 AAR Veteran Program
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