Monday, May 23, 2011

America's Sports Car Recognizes America's Warriors

Event Welcomes Wounded Warriors from Fort Knox and Fort Campbell to Corvette Country

Sometimes it can be hard to find a meaningful way to show your appreciation towards those who give so much to protect our freedom, but on May 26 Corvette enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to do just that.

The National Corvette Museum in collaboration with hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts and other supporters of our nation’s military are joining together to honor our American Warriors with a special caravan that will bring Wounded Warriors to Bowling Green, Kentucky for a day of immersion in America’s Sports Car, the Corvette.

Approximately 80 wounded warriors will be given a scenic ride from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox to Bowling Green by enthusiasts from all over the country in Corvettes, escorted by Kentucky State Police. The day’s activities include guided VIP tours of the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and National Corvette Museum, lunch and a complimentary gift card to the Museum’s Corvette Store.

Financial support for the event was provided by ExxonMobil, National Association for Uniformed Services, American Legion Post 23 and numerous other individuals, clubs and organizations.

"We are very proud and honored to support the American Warrior Recognition," said Rebecca Aldred, Mobil 1 global brand manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. "We are extremely grateful to these brave men and women for the sacrifices they made in service to their country, and intend to demonstrate that appreciation during their visit to the National Corvette Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant."

Those who cannot attend the event but would like to contribute to the cause may make a tax-deductible donation online at

A second American Warrior Recognition event is planned to be held during the Museum’s annual “Vets ‘n Vettes” event in November.