Palestine: 16th annual Salute to the Armed Forces scheduled for May 23 to 25

Published on Saturday, 10 May 2014 22:29 - Written by From Staff Reports

The 16th annual Salute to the Armed Forces has been expanded to three days and will feature the traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and its accompanying Cost of Freedom Tribute.

The event will take place from May 23 to 25 at the Palestine Depot.

At 80 percent the size of the original wall in Washington, D.C., this replica contains every name engraved on the original. The purpose of this annual event is to pay tribute to all branches and all eras of service to our country.

The Patriot Train departs at 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30. p.m. each day for a short, (approximately one-hour) roundtrip run to the Jarvis Wye and back.

Tickets are:

Lone Star Premium Price - $30 for adults, $20 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $27 for seniors.

Standard Price - $20 for adults, $15 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free) and $18 for seniors.

The event strives to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the military with a FREE ride on this special train that will be decked out in red, white and blue!