American Veteran Traveling Tribute open in Stigler
More than 60 motorcycles, including nine from Poteau, met the American Veteran Traveling Tribute in Fort Smith, Ark., Thursday afternoon to escort the wall to Roye Park in Stigler. The tribute is a veteran-owned project committed to traveling the United State to honor, respect and remember those who served in America’s armed services. It will be at Roye Park until Sunday. The wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day until 4 p.m. Sunday.The wall is an exact replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., scaled to an 80 percent version, spanning 360 feet. During the wall's presence in Stigler several activities will be hosted including: • The Wyandotte Color Guard daily.• Honoring Gold Star Mothers and POW/MIA during opening ceremony.• Ride of Honor (a motorcycle ride/salute), 11:30 a.m. Saturday.• Tiger Cage ceremony daily at 4 p.m..• Remembrance ceremony, reading Oklahoma casualties, daily at 5 p.m..• Grammy Award winning recording artist Jody Miller will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. and at a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday.All times are subject to change. Area residents are invited to come and share their Vietnam Era stories.