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Vietnam Wall Memorial to be featured during Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 30, 2023) — Hy-Vee, Inc. in partnership with NTT INDYCAR SERIES will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall during Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend July 21-23. The AVTT Vietnam Wall will be featured as part of the event’s salute to veterans and military members during the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 presented by Instacart on Saturday, July 22. The Vietnam wall memorial will present throughout the weekend with race attendees welcome to visit the Vietnam Wall memorial beginning on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. The memorial will be located outside the Iowa Speedway entry gates and the wall is free for everyone to visit throughout the weekend.

The AVTT Vietnam Wall has been featured at more than 300 events across the United States over the last 15 years. Spanning nearly 400 feet, the wall represents an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and it contains the name of every veteran etched on the original memorial.

“AVTT is excited to be a part of the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend while joining Hy-Vee to support and honor American military members and their families,” said Don Allen, AVTT owner. “When race visitors see a name etched on the wall, it signifies the military sacrifice to provide American’s freedom. Their sacrifices can never be forgotten, and we welcome the chance to have more Americans remember those who have made that sacrifice.”

Hy-Vee has been a longtime supporter of active-duty military members and veterans through monetary support and employment opportunities. Every November, Hy-Vee holds its annual Hy-Vee Homefront Register Round Up and hosts free breakfast for veterans and active military members. Designated organizations that benefit from Hy-Vee Homefront include Operation First Response, Puppy Jake Foundation, Hope for the Warriors and American Red Cross. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES has also been a longtime supporter of our nation’s military members. Annually paying tribute to service men and women across the United States, INDYCAR is proud of its partnership with the American Legion, the largest veterans service organization with nearly two million members and more than 12,000 posts across the nation and regions overseas, as well as the American Red Cross

Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend will be held July 21-23 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Saturday, July 22 will be an all-day salute to United States veterans and military service men and women, culminating with the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 race presented by Instacart. The race is named for the company’s longtime initiative that supports veterans and military members.

Throughout the day on Saturday at Iowa Speedway, special events, displays and even the music and entertainment featured throughout the venue will honor veterans and pay tribute to military members for their service to our country.

The community message on Sunday, July 23 at Iowa Speedway will focus on combating hunger across the country with the running of the Hy-Vee One Step 250 presented by Gatorade. The race is named for Hy-Vee’s One Step program, which has supported Feeding America-affiliated food banks, clean water initiatives, packaged meals and reforestation efforts across the Midwest and all over the world.

To purchase 2023 Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend tickets and to learn more about the event, visit To learn more about the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, visit


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $13 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

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