American Hero, Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland Visits Detroit In Support Of America’s Veterans: July 3rd to July 5th

June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
CINCINNATI OH – The Foundation for American Veterans is proud to announce the upcoming Detroit visit of American Hero, Bob “Mr. Inspiration’ Wieland from July 3rd to July 5th, in support of America’s Veterans.

Bob will be available to the public at “The Moving Wall”, a half size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. He will also meet veterans and close with a speaking engagement which promises to be inspirational to every one.

In 1969, Bob Weiland’s life could have been considered a tragedy because he stepped on a mortar round in Vietnam and lost both legs. Instead his life reflects an uplifting account of his will and determination that serves as an inspiration.

Bob Wieland is a world renowned speaker and author whose motto of encouragement and strength is “Always remember; it is too soon to quit.” Bob is best known for his courageous Walk Across America on his hands which took 3 years, 8 months and 6 days. People Magazine honored Bob as one of the six ‘Most Amazing Americans’ in the past twenty years.

Bob Wieland will be attending the following events:

Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th
‘The Moving Wall’
Westland Festival
Beginning at Noon each Day
Westland Police Station, 36601 Ford Road
Westland, MI

Wednesday, July 5th
Veteran’s Visit
John Dingwall VA Medical Center
Time to be announced
4626 John Rd.
Detroit, MI

Wednesday, July 5th
Motivational Seminar
Sheraton Hotel
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
21111 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI

Bob Wieland’s visit to Michigan is made possible through the support of the Foundation of American Veterans and Entrust America.

About Bob Wieland

The NFL Players Association in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Foundation presented Bob with the National Award for Courage. He is a former strength and motivational speaker for the Green Bay Packers. He is a four time record holder in the bench press with a best lift of five-hundred and seven pounds. He has competed in the New York, Los Angeles, and Marine Corp Marathons. Bob is the only double amputee to complete the grueling Ironman Triathalon Course in Kona, Hawaii.

Bob has hosted his own talk show: Beating the Odds on Sports Channel America. He is a faculty member, outstanding graduate and alumni of California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of One Step At A Time. He is a former member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In 1996, he completed a six thousand two-hundred mile bike circuit, twice across America in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

About the Foundation for American Veterans, Inc.

FAV is a non-profit organization, established to provide various benefits for all Veterans regardless of which branch of the military they were with. The Foundations main goal is to step in and assist Veterans, either through the Veterans Hospitals, homeless programs, educational programs, crisis programs, etc., where the local, state, and federal governments leave off.

About Entrust America

Erlanger, Kentucky based, Entrust America, Inc. was established in 2005. Known as The Peoples’ Bureau, Entrust America builds alternative credit reports for consumers so they can get credit for paying rent, bills and utility on-time and not need to get into debt to build a solid credit profile. In addition, the company provides innovative identity theft protection and credit score advisory services to consumers which are marketed exclusively through its nationwide network of independent representatives.

About THE MOVING WALL™ (The Traveling Wall)

"The Moving Wall" is a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost twenty years. Those who visit “The Wall” in Washington feel its positive power. “The Moving Wall” shares that powerful experience with those who do not have the opportunity to go to Washington.