SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. — Mark Finnegan, owner of Finnegan RV and co-founder of VetsRoll, today announced the days of the sixth trip being planned to transport World War II veterans and Rosie the Riveters to Washington to view the monument erected in their honor.
The trip takes place May 17 to 20, and Matthew Miller, president of Newmar, has agreed to lend the group a 43-foot Dutch Star to serve as the lead vehicle in the caravan of buses headed to the nation’s capitol. It is the fourth year that Newmar has been a major sponsor of the tour.
More than 1,125 veterans and Rosies have already taken part in the journey. Finnegan released some other details about the effort:
- 2,900 hotel rooms were provided to house the veterans
- 22,500 meals have been served along the way
- The convoys have logged 146,000 miles shuttling veterans from Beloit to Washington
- Veterans from 29 states have participated in the Vets Roll tours since its inception.
The organization is a 501 (c) (3) charity and is seeking funding to offset costs of the 2015 tour.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.vetsroll.org.
SOURCE: Finnegan RV press release