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Traveling Tribute Wall

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In Celebration of Service

honoring all who served

October 13 – 16, 2022

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, FL 

This event promises to be an exciting and moving week throughout the Tampa community and beyond. 

The week-long celebration and remembrance of veterans and first responders will begin with the arrival and display of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall (AVTT) at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida. The AVTT is an eighty percent (80) scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial located in Washington D.C., it will be open for free public viewing from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16, 2022. The AVTT also includes individualized memorials for all conflicts occurring since World War I and a special 9/11 tribute. 

As part of its annual programming, Chapters Health Foundation will hold its highly anticipated “Rock the Dock” fundraising event at the Julian B. Lane River Center on Saturday, October 15. This year’s Rock the Dock, which includes an evening of celebration, food, music and fun, will raise funds for the Chapters Health Valor Program.

The Chapters Health Valor Program provides knowledgeable, compassionate care; physical, emotional and spiritual support; recognition of sacrifice and service; and guidance to veterans, first responders and their families.

Combined, these two events will impact the greater Tampa Bay area in a significant way. Daily programming will exist for the AVTT memorial beginning Thursday, October 13 and concluding Sunday, October 16. Similar AVTT events have generated public attendance exceeding 20,000 participants, and Rock the Dock draws attendance of more than 400 guests. 

Tickets and sponsorships are available for Rock the Dock HERE on the Rock the Dock event page.

Daily Programming Schedule 

Beyond the exhibit itself, there will be both fun and moving daily events and entertainment. Below is a tentative sampling of just some of the activities planned for this four-day patriotic celebration of service. 

Wednesday, October 12 

Official escort of the Traveling Tribute Wall to its Tampa location 

Thursday, October 13 

Volunteer construction of the Traveling Tribute Wall 

Soft opening ceremony with city officials & color guard 

Early access for disabled veterans and seniors entertainment 

Friday, October 14 

Reveille 

All-day exhibit viewing 

First responders day 

Midday ceremony includes laying of a wreath at the 9-11 Tribute

Official opening ceremony including Blake High School Band and Drill team performance, local officials and celebrity speakers 

Evening entertainment

Saturday, October 15 

Reveille 

All-day exhibit viewing 

Midday ceremony 

Hispanic contribution 

Buffalo Soldier local regiments/contribution 

Keynote speaker benediction 

Evening ceremony including candlelight vigil 

Sunday, October 16 

Reveille 

All-day exhibit viewing 

Church service (non-denominational) 

Ride to the Wall (motorcycles) 

Ride of Honor 

Wall touching ceremony 

Music all day 

Closing ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

 For more sponsorship information or to sign up, please call 813.533.0580, or email [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities

Special Sponsorship Opportunities

These special sponsorships allow for meaningful involvement in this memorable event along with a unique opportunity to connect with the community. Along with the benefits of social media acknowledgments, event program inclusion, Chapters Health System website recognition and Rock the Dock sponsor listing recognition – each sponsor level offers unique recognition amenities specific to the opportunity.