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Las Positas College on April 29th – May 3rd in Livermore, California

January 26, 2020 7:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Las Positas College on April 29th – May 3rd in Livermore, California

Our time in California continued to the northern part of the state with a stop at Las Positas College in Livermore. The student veterans supported our arrival by being hands on with the installation of the EoF as well as volunteering throughout the week. Once again, our time was met with many powerful moments including a first time visit by the cousins...  


Chaffey College on April 22nd – 27th in Rancho Cucamonga, California

January 26, 2020 7:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Chaffey College on April 22nd – 27th in Rancho Cucamonga, California

 Our first college of the year afforded us a visit at the beautiful campus of  Chaffey College. With the massive Mt. Cucamonga looming overhead, our time at the college was not only visually inspiring but incredibly powerful as the school rolled out the red carpet for everyone that came by to visit the display. The students, staff and general public spent...  


University of Denver on April 7th in Denver, Colorado

January 26, 2020 7:09 pm Published by Comments Off on University of Denver on April 7th in Denver, Colorado

The Eyes of Freedom started off our year with a visit to the University of Denver. While this one-night event was the shortest in our history, the importance of it was immeasurable. A showing of ”The Promise” documentary started off the evening which was followed by a panel of experts the film makers and family members who discussed the PTSD and the...  


New Lexington High School November on 10th-13th in New Lexington, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:13 pm Published by Comments Off on New Lexington High School November on 10th-13th in New Lexington, Ohio

So here we are. The last full event of our touring season. While every place we visit has things it will be remembered by, we knew this event could be something really special. Another escort (in 28-degree temperatures) started things off for arrival to New Lexington High School. Right from the start we knew our “hunch” was correct as this...  


Knox County Memorial Building on November 5th-9th in Mt. Vernon, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Knox County Memorial Building on November 5th-9th in Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Five years ago we made our first visit to Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Easily one of the most memorable events we have ever had. It was an easy choice for us to return when we were asked earlier this year. Located in the Knox County Memorial Building Veterans Hall, this newly restored facility made the EoF portraits and Silent Battle seem like...  


Freedom’s Never Free on October 31st-November 3rd in Lancaster, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Freedom’s Never Free on October 31st-November 3rd in Lancaster, Ohio

In 2014 we were invited to our first ever Freedom’s Never Free event in Lancaster. That event was so powerful we hoped we would be able to attend another one in the future. That time arrived in 2018 when we were asked to attend this years event. Complete with five traveling exhibits including versions of the WWII, Korean, Vietnam memorials, as...  


2018 World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 22nd-28th in Wilmington, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on 2018 World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 22nd-28th in Wilmington, Ohio

This event marked the second time the EoF has ever been displayed at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington. This year we were fortunate to have the exhibit on display within a brand new part of the facility which contains a chapel, shops and other amenities. It was great to talk to those from around the country attending the show...  


2018 Circleville Pumpkin Show on October 16th-20th in Circleville, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:04 pm Published by Comments Off on 2018 Circleville Pumpkin Show on October 16th-20th in Circleville, Ohio

For the fourth year in a row, the EoF was invited to attend the Circleville Pumpkin Show. As with the previous years we have attended, this one started out with another motorcycle escort to let people know we were in town! Thanks to many efforts, our friends at The Spirit Of America’s Story were able to set up their patriotic display...  


The 2018 Bob Evans Farm Fest on October 12th-14th in Rio Grande, Ohio

December 5, 2018 3:02 pm Published by Comments Off on The 2018 Bob Evans Farm Fest on October 12th-14th in Rio Grande, Ohio

For the first time in our history, the EoF was invited to attend our first ever Bob Evans Farm Fest. This event is located on the grounds of Bob Evan’s original farm. Thanks to our friends at PepsiCo for introducing us to the down-to-earth folks at Bob Evans so we could bring our outdoor display to the event. The event...  


“Freedom Isn’t Free” on October 3rd-7th in Burlington, North Carolina

December 5, 2018 2:59 pm Published by Comments Off on “Freedom Isn’t Free” on October 3rd-7th in Burlington, North Carolina

When retired veteran Bennie Kidd of VFW 10607 in Burlington, North Carolina contacted us in 2017, he knew exactly what he wanted to bring to his community. Having seen the EoF back in 2014 while in Lynchburg, Virginia, Bennie and his team pulled out all the stops and made this event incredibly special. The Holly Hill Mall & Business Center...