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Veterans and Corvettes Come Together

There was an entirely different kind of vehicle being featured at the National Corvette Museum today.

With Veterans Day coming up, the museum is hosting an event entitled Vets ‘N Vettes to honor those who have served.

“It’s focused on veterans and Corvettes. You don’t have to be a veteran to come and you don’t have to own a Corvette to come,” said National Corvette Museum Marketing Manager Katie Frassinelli.

Military men and women showed up with several types of vehicles to show to the public.

“We’re out here basically to show our support for the veterans. Display what we do and how they system works and answer any questions,” said Kentucky National Guard Staff Sergeant Joshua Page.

At the Corvette Museum, people can actually get a first hand look at these brand new military vehicles.

They can even get into the vehicles.

A close up look at them may just help everyone to understand what those who serve this country do out on assignment.

Understanding leads to a deeper appreciation for these veterans.

Frassinelli said, “we just want to show our appreciation for people that support Corvette and defend our freedom.”

It’s even an honor for current service men to be out here.

Page explained, “it’s a very rewarding experience. It’s hard to explain to be able to show the support for other veterans who have sacrificed a lot throughout their lives and their families. It’s definitely a privilege for us to be here to show support for them as well as for the museum and all that they’ve done.”

People can also purchase flags in honor of someone who served or is currently serving in the military.

“All military, firefighters and police officers and their immediate families get in free,” said Frassinelli.

There all several events in honor of Veterans Day going on at the museum this week and weekend.

Admission is $10.

Agenda

THURSDAY,  November 8th, 2012

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm
Registration Open

  • Located in ticket booth
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

9:30am – 11:30am
American Warrior Recognition Program

  • Military personnel and guests from Fort Campbell and  Fort Knox will take part
  • Fort Knox participants will go on a guided tour of the NCM
  • Fort Campbell participants will go on a back road tour
    • Volunteer Corvette drivers requested (see registration pages)
    • Escorted by Kentucky State Police

9:30am – 11:30am
Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie “Detroit Our Greatest Generation”
  • Full length documentary
  • Chevrolet Theater

11:45am – 12:00pm
Presentation of Colors

  • Located in Corvette Boulevard

12:00am – 1:00pm
Lunch for AWR participants

  • Participants from Ft Campbell and Fort Knox
  • Volunteer Corvette drivers their guest – no charge
  • Available by pre-registration to VnV participants
  • Fee for non-drivers:  $20 per person
  • Located in Boulevard

1:30pm – 3:30pm
American Warrior Recognition Program continues

  • Fort Campbell participants will go on a guided tour of the NCM
  • Fort Knox participants will go on a back road tour
    • Volunteer Corvette drivers requested (see registration pages)
    • Escorted by Kentucky State Police

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie “Taking Chance”
  • Chevrolet Theater

3:30pm – 4:00pm
Ice Cream Break in Corvette Cafe

  • Complimentary to service personnel

5:00pm

National Corvette Museum closes

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Meet n Greet Pizza Party

  • Located on Boulevard
  • Advance Registration required
  • $10 registration fee
  • Cash bar

FRIDAY,  November 9th, 2012

8:00am

NCM Opens.

8:00am – 5:00pm
Registration Open

  • Located in ticket booth
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

8:30am – 4:30pm
Sign Cards to Active Duty Personnel

  • Located at entrance to Gateway
  • Available all day

9:00am – 3:15pm
LT3: Glendale Lunch Road Tour

  • Pre-registration required
  • $20 registration fee
  • Lunch at the historic Tony York’s on Main
  • Enjoy free time to shop Glendale

9:00am – 3:45pm
Patriotic Paint Display

  • Park your Corvette with a Patriotic Paint theme on Corvette Plaza (outside of the conference center) for display  

10:00am – 3:00pm
RT1: Poker Run

  • Requires GPS
  • Stops within Warren Simpson Counties
  • Navigator suggested
  • Self Guided with questionnaire (Navigator recommended)
  • DYOC (Drive Your Own Car)
  • Prize for best hand

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Movie Screening

  • Feature Movie: TBA
  • Located in Chevrolet Theater

3:30pm – 3:45pm
Vets n Vettes Event Group Photo

  • Located at Logo Circle
  • Picture of event participants
  • Picture by FotoFX and available at their kiosk in Exhibit Hall

 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Military and Corvette History Team Trivia

  • Located in NCM Conference Center
  • Open to teams of 1 or more
  • Prize for winning team

5:00pm

National Corvette Museum closes
SATURDAY,  November 10th, 2012

8:00am

National Corvette Museum opens

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration open

8:45am
Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade

9:00am
Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars

10:00am
Parade begins

  • Return to NCM at end of parade

12:30pm – 4:15pm
LT1: Park Mammoth – Garage Lunch Tour
Drive your Vette on the back roads in the rolling Mammoth Cave area, enjoy lunch with a view at Park Mammoth Resort – then on to a local private collection of classic cars and motorcycles.

  • Preregistration required – limited to 50 participants
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
  • Tour fee $18

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Movie Screening

  • Feature Movie: TBA
  • Located in Chevrolet Theater

5:00pm

National Corvette Museum closes

5:00pm – 7:30pm
Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet and Auction

  • Stage front circle of NCM
  • Caravan to Cambridge Market in BG
  • Advance registration required
  • Banquet fee $30 per person

Article source: http://classiccarcollectornews.com/blog/2012/11/11/veterans-and-corvettes-come-together/

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