National Unveiling Ceremony Open to the Public
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10am
The Tribute Towers will be placed between the Lincoln Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Gold Star family members are especially welcome and will be recognized during the 45-minute ceremony.
For those who have difficulty standing or walking, we suggest bringing a collapsible wheelchair.
AFTER THE CEREMONY:
Lunch will be provided for Gold Star Family members.
After lunch, families may ride the charter buses to:
1) Arlington Cemetery for time at Section 60
2) Hear the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Briefing
3) Fort Myer for a Caisson Barn Tour
Charter buses have been reserved to provide transportation for Gold Star family members (staying at the three designated hotels below) to the Lincoln Memorial, lunch, Arlington, Fort Myer, and back to the hotels.
Gold Star Family Members - Please RSVP by August 25th
Because of the level of interest, we want to ensure we have an adequate number of buses for family members attending the event. Please RSVP with the names of those attending and the name of your Fallen loved one.
An itinerary will be emailed September 1st to those who have registered.
Three hotels in D.C. have saved a block of rooms for Gold Star families.
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Block under the name of: Remembering Our Fallen until August 9th
September 6th & 7th (for additional nights, ask for rate when you call)
King/Queen - Single/Double: $159.00; Triple Occupancy: $184.00; Quad: $209.00
If questions, please contact: Kellie.Hanselman@Hilton.com
Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Block under the name of: Patriotic Productions until August 7th
Rates for King/Queen; Each additional person $20
September 6 & 7: $199.00
September 8, 9, & 10: $149.00
If questions, please contact: Kelly.Crowley@hilton.com or call 202-521-1607
Embassy Suites By Hilton, 900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-639-4355 / Link Preferred: https://aws.passkey.com/go/goldstar
Block under the name of: Patriotic Productions until August 13th
September 6-10: $179.00
If questions, please contact: Kylea.Williams@Hilton.com or call 202-719-1599
The memorial will not be appearing at the 2017 event.
Highlights of the event will include:
Freedom Riders Escort upon the Memorial's Arrival in Northville
Thursday - Softball Game with Military Veterans and Active Duty
Friday - Concert to honor our Military Heroes
Saturday - 10K Walk/Run and Double-Header Baseball Game
Saturday, July 22, 10am - Ceremony at Pinnacle Bank Arena - Open to the Public (No admission fee)
This will be the first public appearance of the Tribute Towers.
Following the ceremony, there will be an informal pizza lunch for Gold Star family members from 11am-1pm.
If you need a hotel recommendation, please email: info@RememberingOurFallen.org