Highlight of casino-resort’s Veterans Weekend Celebration
LAUGHLIN, NEVADA (October 15, 2014) – Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty. The Tropicana Laughlin Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Nev. believes that these sacrifices should be honored and remembered, which is why the Tropicana is pleased to announce that the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (the AVTT) and Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be exhibited at the Tropicana Laughlin, November 8-11, 2014, during this year’s Veterans Weekend.
The Traveling Wall is a 370-feet long replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The 80% scale reproduction, which stands 8-feet tall at its apex, contains all 53,253 names as inscribed on the original wall.
The public is invited to view the wall free of charge and make rubbings of the names of their fallen loved ones. The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be available for viewing 24 hours a day in the North Parking Lot of the hotel. For those wishing to remember their visit, memorabilia will be available for purchase.
The Tropicana Laughlin’s weekend of recognition also features outdoor food fests and a blood drive. The outdoor Victory Plaza food fests take place on Sunday and Tuesday, Nov. 9 and 11 from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. The Sunday and Tuesday food fests offer the resort’s popular pig roast served with flame broiled corn on the cob, coleslaw, corn muffin and strawberry shortcake for $10.99 per person. Guests may also earn 500 base points on their Trop Advantage Card each food fest day to receive a complimentary dinner. Free live entertainment and cash bar will be featured Friday through Tuesday at Victory Plaza.
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, American Veterans and a guest will receive complimentary food fest dinners. Veterans must have a Trop Advantage Veterans Players Card. Veterans signing up for a new membership must do so by Thursday, Nov. 6 to be eligible for complimentary dinner. Proof of military service is required at sign-up to qualify for a Trop Advantage Veterans Players Card.
United Blood Services will be available on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Coronado Room for the blood donations. Advance appointments may be made by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org or by phone at 702-808-1629.
Veterans may also take advantage of a special 15% hotel room rate discount valid from Friday, Nov. 7 through Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Guests must present valid military identification or their Trop Advantage Veterans Players Card at time of check-in to validate room discount. Special discounted hotel room rate is based on availability. For reservations, call 1-800-343-4533 and mention Promotion 3232.
For more information regarding the Tropicana Laughlin’s Veterans Weekend Celebration, Nov. 8 – 11, 2014, visit www.troplaughlin.com.
About the AVTT
The AVTT is an authorized donation station for Operation Gratitude (www.operationgratitude.com), and collects donations of monies and items to place into packages, as well as collects letters to our men and women in uniform. Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is a veteran-owned project committed to travel the USA to honor, respect, and remember those who served, and pay specific tribute to those who gave all. AVTT is not government sponsored or affiliated, but funded through sponsorship fees, donations, and sale of merchandise at events. AVTT works with The Traveling Wall Foundation; an IRS designated charitable non-profit organization. Donations or support to AVTT’s mission, via the foundation, are qualified charitable tax deductions. For more information or to schedule an AVTT event, visit www.avtt.org or call (903) 714-8634.
About Tropicana Laughlin
Additional information about Tropicana Laughlin is available on the company’s website, www.troplaughlin.com.
Tropicana is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Aruba and now Missouri. Tropicana properties, including Lumière, collectively employ approximately 7,800 employees and have approximately 6,500 rooms, 8,900 slot positions and 273 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.