Bob Hope’s USO Tribute – September 14-17, 2017
Heroes, Hometowns, and Legends Tour
Thursday – Sunday
September 14 – 17, 2017
Departs Lafayette at 8:00am, with pickups in Lebanon at 8:30am, and Indianapolis at 9:00am.
Includes motor coach transportation, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners), admissions per itinerary, luggage handling, and an Imperial Escort.
Join us for this weekend of celebrating veterans!!!
Upon arrival in Clarksville, Tennessee, you will be treated to a visit to Beachaven Winery. This will provide a glimpse of their southern production from vine to bottle and a sample of their award winning creation. Then, on the eve of National POW/MIA Remembrance Day, we will gather to honor and remember those who never came home. Bill Robinson, the longest enlisted POW in American history, will be the keynote speaker in this moving tribute, with speakers, memories and music.
The next morning will start with a mystery and mystic “Magic at the Museum.” We will tour the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, featuring a fantastic model train exhibit and one of the largest collections of Boehm Porcelain in the Southeast. After your tour, it’s time for some magic! Join Master Magician Terry Hedges for a great time of laughter and magic.
Enjoy Fort Defiance, which will share Clarksville’s Civil War story with interactive displays, re-enactors, and a guided tour. Next, a little shopping is in store at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace. From arts and crafts, to vintage and handmade items, there is something for everyone in this large indoor warehouse.
Then, step back to 1967, Bob Hope is in Vietnam, traveling through the jungle to entertain our boys. This is a tribute to those days. Bob Hope tribute artist, Bill Johnson, will bring the memories of Bob Hope to life and other surprises will fill the night.
Saturday is “Welcome Home Day” in Clarksville, home of Fort Campbell and the famed 101st Airborne’s Screaming Eagles (Air Assault). It is a Welcome Home sponsored by the TN State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America for all former American Military. While this is a special recognition of Vietnam Veterans, all military personnel are welcome because of the VVA Founding Principle, “Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another.” When the parade steps off, there will be a Color Guard leading Jeeps filled with various dignitaries, Marching Bands, various VVA Units marching and riding together, armored and other Military vehicles. In the line will be veterans from WWII, Korea, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and other conflicts as well as men and women who served during peacetime that will share this day. The parade may also have Special Units of Wounded Warriors, Gold Star families and others.
Next we will stroll through the downtown market, which will include veteran memorabilia exhibits, patriotic treasures, and veteran activities. Finally, a night of good ole southern cookin’ and live entertainment!
Join us for this awesome weekend of celebrating veterans and the south!!!