April 21, 2015
For immediate release
Media Contact: Lance Jensen, Event Organizer
WWII Military Vehicle Convoy to Commemorate VE-Day 70th Anniversary
On May 9th, 2015 a convoy of over 20 WWII-era military vehicles will travel around Utah Valley to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the WWII allied victory over the Axis powers in Europe. The convoy will depart from Thanksgiving Point in Lehi and travel to the east side of the valley, then south to the Orem City Center Park. After a lunch break at the park, the convoy will then depart west and north, returning to Thanksgiving Point. The media and general public are invited to view the vehicles and speak with participants at the Orem City Center Park.
Convoy Schedule is as follows:
10:30 am – Departure from Thanksgiving Point Electric Park
11:45 -12:15 – Estimated Arrival at Orem City Center Park (400 E Center St., Orem)
1:00 – Departure from Orem City Center Park
2:15 – 2:30 pm – Estimated arrival at Thanksgiving Point
We anticipate and welcome the participation of WWII veterans and their families. To coordinate veteran participation please contact Lance Jensen (contact info above) or if you have a WWII era military vehicle and would like to participate in the convoy. The Utah National Guard is supporting this event with an escort of modern military Humvee vehicles.
The convoy event is officially recognized as the “VE-Day Rollout 2015.” This is the 2nd annual event of this type, with the “D-Day Rollout 2014” being the inaugural event last year. Vehicles in the convoy are authentic military vehicles from the 1940’s and 1950’s owned by private individuals. The convoy is estimated to be comprised of about 20-25 vehicles.
For additional information and updates, like our Facebook page (VE-Day Rollout 2015) or visit our blog at www.ddayrollout.blogspot.com