"Welcome Home Troops!" Tribute Tomorrow

Press Conference to Feature J.R. Martinez

Jan 30, 2012, 16:14 ET from The Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the dedicated service of U.S. troops, The Washington Auto Show® will present a special military tribute on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The Washington Auto Show, produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), will offer free admission Tuesday, Jan. 31 for all active-duty military and veterans with military ID or DD214 and photo ID. The program centers on a 6:15 p.m. press conference to announce vehicle discounts and career opportunities being made available by automakers to military personnel as well as speeches by celebrity guest star J.R. Martinez, winner of "Dancing with the Stars," and others.

WHAT: The Washington Auto Show "Welcome Home Troops!" Military Celebration


  • J.R. Martinez, the latest winner of "Dancing with the Stars." Martinez, a former U.S. Army infantryman who was wounded in Iraq, has visited the troops overseas on a consistent basis.
  • Former U. S. Marine and WWE® Legend Sgt. Slaughter™
  • Performance by the world-class Downrange pop ensemble from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"
  • Featured partner, USO of Metropolitan Washington


6:15 p.m.: Press conference featuring celebrity guests.

6:00 -7:00 p.m.: Special reception for military personnel and their families, with treats provided by Georgetown Cupcakes.

WHERE: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

WHY: To Welcome Home our Troops!

The 2012 Washington Auto Show opens to the public from Jan. 28-Feb. 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is advanced by two Public Policy Preview Days.

This 70th edition of The Washington Auto Show offers a showcase of more than 700 vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers and a special 65,000-square foot exhibit, "The Advanced Technology SuperHighway," of the latest innovations in safety and sustainability.

For more information about the show and details about the "Welcome Home Troops!" tribute, please visit: www.washingtonautoshow.com.

For more info:
Barbara Pomerance
Show Dir. of Communications
800-697-7574/ 404-557-7200 






SOURCE The Washington Auto Show