Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Olympic Cellars Honored to Host American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Wall

Peninsula Patriot Days
September 28 – October 1, 2011
Olympic Cellars Winery Grounds Open 24 hours a Day, Sept 29-Oct 1

AVTT (www.avtt.org) is a veteran-owned project that travels the USA to provide a forum for communities to HONOR-RESPECT-REMEMBER all who have sacrificed their lives for our country's freedom... All who served, are serving and have sacrificed their lives for our country's freedom; Military, Police, Firemen.

AVTT was founded on the principles that American Heroes must be honored and remembered. Additionally, AVTT allows those without the means or ability to travel to our great national memorial sites to pay respect and share in the experience of honoring our heroes.

Steve Doty, one of the co-owners, grew up in Port Angeles. Bringing the Tribute Wall back to his home town was very important to him. Early this year when we started planning for this event he asked if the winery would do a private label and donate a portion of the sales to local veterans groups. Steve also designed the label and suggested their names... Patriot Red and Celebration White. These labels are also a special tribute to Steve who passed away from cancer just a few weeks ago.

Our local veterans groups and supporters of this event have worked non-stop. The last meeting I attended they asked if the winery's donation could go to the Port Angeles High School Junior Naval ROTC in our community. This program stresses leadership, academics, athletics and community service. In June the United States Navy awarded them with the Navy's highest award, The Distinguished Unit with Honors. This groups will Post the Colors each Day at the winery.

We will donate 20% of all Patriot wine sales to the Port Angeles High School Naval Junior ROTC. You can purchase these wines via our web store or in the tasting room.

The winery tasting room will be open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the winery grounds will be open to tribute visitors 24 hours a day.

Representatives of AVTT will be there to assist all who visit. A complete listing of each day's schedule is on our website. Parking close to the winery will be reserved for handicap with additional ample parking on our lower field.

Respectfully, Kathy



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