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2023: Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial

August 24 @ 7:00 am August 27 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0


Waypoint Vets, Warrior Project, and VFW Post 9851 are teaming up to take a group of Middle East Combat Veterans to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, IL. This is a co-ed, all expenses paid trip exclusive to combat veterans of middle east conflicts. This experience includes powerful visits to the wall both during daylight and at night, spending time at the on-site museum that honors each name on the wall, exploring beautiful local canyons, and taking in some much needed camaraderie. Our Brother’s and Sister’s names are etched into these walls, and tracing paper is available to create keepsakes.


THURSDAY, AUG 24th @ 0700: Meet at the Hendersonville VFW Post 9851. They will provide a delicious complimentary hot breakfast, then we will set out for Illinois in (2) spacious Passenger Vans. It is an 8 hour drive with stops. Your POV’s are safe at the VFW UNTIL will return there on Sunday. We’ll arrive at roughly 1800 and get checked into our hotel in Illinois.

Friday & Saturday, Aug 25th & 26th: Experiencing the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. After a hot breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Wall. We will take our time while there. It will be a POWERFUL experience because as combat veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Desert Storm wars, the names of your Brothers and Sisters are etched into these walls. The Memorial provides etching paper and pencils to memorialize their names. Afterward, we’ll make a trip to Starved Rock State Park, a beautiful cave / waterfall location nearby for some time in nature. American Legion Post 235 in Marseilles is kind enough to provide a complimentary dinner, as well as military ceremonies at the Wall.

SUNDAY, AUG 27th: We’ll enjoy another hot breakfast at the Holiday Inn, then hit the road at 0800 for Hendersonville VFW. Estimated arrival is 1700.

Middle East Conflicts Wall Application

Middle East Conflict Veterans only. A collaboration between Waypoint Vets and Warrior Project, taking 20 Nashville area combat veterans to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, IL.

  • * Exactly as it appears on your Government Issued ID
  • Used for booking flights and to verify age of 18+
  • *Used to reserve correct gear
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  • *(i.e. "SSG" or "Staff Sergeant")
    *Required for the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial trip
  • PLEASE SPECIFY IN DETAIL! Example: Allergic to Onions, Dog Allergy, Bee Allergy, Peanut, etc.
    *Sharing a room enables us to include more veterans on our trips. Selecting private room is not a guarantee as our priority is to maximize the number of veterans on each trip due to our growing waiting list.
  • * Type "none" if not applicable

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