Veterans display is a Moving Tribute to designer


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The Moving Tribute, a 28-plus panel display honoring lives lost during and in U.S. military response to 9/11, will be the centerpiece the Nov. 18 Veterans Muster at The Avenue Viera during the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo in the former Sports Authority.

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The Moving Tribute is the perfect centerpiece exhibit for the Veterans Muster, set for Nov. 18 during the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo at The Avenue Viera.

The nonprofit exhibit of Some Gave All, headquartered in Rockledge, is made up of 28-plus panels containing the growing list of names of U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives responding in the war on terror since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and also includes the names of the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day.

The graphic designer of the display is the current-day community liaison for Indian River Colony Club, the sponsor of the Veterans Muster for the marketing and publishing firm hosting the expo, Bluewater Creative Group. 

“It was very emotional,” IRCC staffer Maureen Reeder said. “At the time, it was very difficult doing the research and collecting all the names of those who lost their lives on 9/11. They had never been collected all together in one place yet.”

The Veterans Muster is a twist on the traditional Veterans Salute that Bluewater hosts each year just before or after Veterans Day.

“This year, Veterans Day fell on the Friday we normally use, but we wanted to delay our event and promote all the veterans salutes that occur on Nov. 11,” Bluewater CEO Jill Blue-Gaines said.

The Nov. 18 event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the former Sports Authority, 6729 Colonnade Avenue, Viera. The Veterans Muster will feature active-military and veterans exhibits throughout the day and will close with an actual Veterans Muster, or calling together, in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony. Speakers include Norman Moody, award-winning veterans issues writer, and retired USMC Lt. Gen. Robert Winglass, IRCC resident and community leader.

The expo will also include live Blue Grass music by the Penny Creek Band, fun things to see and do, and free giveaways and prizes, health fair with flu shots, a number of inter-activity areas, exhibits, line dancing, pickelball demonstrations, a variety of entertainment and more.

For more information, go to BoomerSeniorExpo.com or call 321-242-1235. 

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