The event was a celebration honoring the veterans for their service to the U.S.
The celebration included concerts and patriotic displays.
9:00 a.m. Spectator Gates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 8 Open 10:45 a.m. Rolling Thunder Entrance onto Track 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies Begin, North Stage 11:10 a.m. Unveiling of special military salute paint scheme on the No. 48 Lowe's Chevy 12:20 p.m. Rockie Lynne Concert from, South Stage 1:15 p.m. 2nd Marine Air Wing Band Performs, South Stage 2:25 p.m.George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelics, North Stage 3:15 p.m. Charlie Daniels, South Stage 4:15 p.m. Final Thank You and Closing Remarks
One local veteran explained that the memorial will help many veterans heal.