Event Schedule

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Coffee with VA Central Iowa Health Care System Leadership

When: Dec. 11, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: VACHICS Main Campus in the Main Lobby, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA

POC:  Jerry Self, Phone: (515) 699-5588, Email: jerry.self1@va.gov


Please join us on December 11th, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Main Lobby, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other community partners.

Iowa Wreaths Across America

When: Saturday Dec. 14, 11 a.m.

Location: Iowa Veterans Cemetery, for directions use 34024 Veterans Memorial Dr, Adel, IA 50003

POC: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/16068/Overview


On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Wreaths Across America will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.Thank you so much for supporting Iowa Veterans Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

Iowa Veterans Commission Quarterly Meeting

When: Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020

Location: Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA

POC:Iowa Dept. of Veterans Affairs at 515-252-4698

Details:  Iowa Veterans Commission first quarterly meeting of 2020 to address veterans issues, concerns, and policy priorties for 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 490

When: Every third Tuesday of the month 7:00 P.M.

Location: Bonanza Steakhouse, 5029 NE 14th St. , Des Moines, Iowa

POC: Roger Elliott, Phone: (515) 360-4245,Email: rogerelliott48@gmail.com

Details: Meetings start at 7:00 if you want to grab something to eat come earlier.

Iowa Wild Military Apprciation Night

When: Friday Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

POC: https://www.iowawild.com/games

Details: Military Appreciation Night presented by Gershman Mortgage, with CB Construction and the National Guard (first 1,500 fans in the arena), Baseball Hat Giveaway presented by Cumulus Media, $2 Beer Night presented by 100.3 The Bus, $3-off Captain Morgan products.

Iowa Veterans Day on the Hill

When: January 22, 2020, 9 a.m. with ceremony at 10 a.m.

Location: Iowa State Capitol Rotunda

POC: KJ Lettow, karl.lettow@iowa.gov

Details: Annual Veterans Day on the Hill event. More details to follow.

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255