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February 24th, 2009
American Widow Project to begin nationwide tour in San Marcos

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The American Widow Project (AWP), a non-profit organization dedicated to military widows of this generation, will begin its nationwide journey at the Hays County Veterans Memorial Thursday at noon.

The AWP will unveil an R.V. that displays the nearly 5,000 names of those who have died in Iraq and the War on Terror. Members will tour the country talking to other widows and sharing heir stories.

San Marcos native Taryn Davis began the AWP after losing her husband, Corporal Michael Davis, in Iraq in 2007. Since then, AWP has also released a documentary film and has seen increased traffic on its website.

Davis, as well as other Hays County military widows, will be joined by San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, who will make a special presentation. ABC News Reporter Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured in Iraq in 2006, will also be in attendance to document the start of the tour. After the ceremony, the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) and the Patriot Guard will escort the R.V. to Interstate-35 to start its journey.

For more information on the AWP, visit the website or call Taryn Davis at (512) 618-1469.

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