Last chance to see Vietnam Memorial

Mar 19, 2007 1:18 AM

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT), an 80% scale replica of the Washington D.C. based Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is currently on display in the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson parking lot located on Eastern Avenue just south of Sahara.

The non-profit exhibit, sponsored by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson and the Cannery Casino & Hotel, is open 24 hours a day, rain or shine and free for all to pay homage to those who have served our country. Donations received will go toward keeping the AVTT on the road for all to "Honor-Respect-Remember" the men and women who lost their lives in U.S. conflict and to pay tribute to our troops today.

A closing ceremony with a candlelight vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

An estimated 600 volunteers are needed for the first running of the Vegas Grand Prix Fueled by Visa scheduled April 6-8 through the streets of downtown Las Vegas.

Volunteers will be able to enjoy a week of activities including top-flight Champ Car auto racing along with major rock concerts, a boxing match, celebrity poker tournament, giant Easter egg hunt and much more, creating a festival of speed and entertainment. Each volunteer will receive event t-shirts, a hat, discounted tickets for friends and family, coffee, donuts and lunch each day as well as enjoy a volunteer appreciation party.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age by April 6, 2007 and available for a three-day commitment of at least 25 total hours, including a Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed for: credentials, expo/festival, guest services, hospitality, hotel ambassadors, media center, office services, paddock tours, pass control, pedestrian flow, special events, track services, ushers, volunteer pool and to create a Vegas Grand Prix Fueled by Visa promotional team that is separate from race weekend volunteers.

Those interested in participating in the event can apply online at or call 702-944-8661, extension 304 for more information.

The internationally televised Vegas Grand Prix Fueled is expected to be one of the largest events in the history of downtown Las Vegas. The culmination of the festival will be the kickoff to the 2007 Champ Car World Series season. It will be conducted over a 2.44-mile course run through Glitter Gulch.