Event Schedule

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Disclaimer: This page contains information which may be useful to currently serving military members, veterans, and families. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is redistributing these events to assist in reaching a wider distribution population. Please check your event request for errors prior to submission. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is not responsible for errors submitted.

Veterans History Project

When: 9 November 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Camp Dodge, 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

POC: Questions can be submitted to Josie Wagler at josie_wagler@grassley.senate.gov

Details: Veterans are invited to attend and share their stories which will be recorded and cataloged with the Library of Congress.

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum 10th Anniversary Celebration

When: 10-15 November 2018, Times Vary By Day

Location: Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, 503 South Street, Waterloo, Iowa

POC: If you have questions, contact Christy Decker at christy.decker@gmdistrict.org or (319) 234-6357.

Details: November 10 | 9-5PM | Anniversary Week Saturday Kick-Off | FREE ADMISSION for All
November 11 | 1-4PM | Veteran’s Day Sunday Hours | FREE ADMISSION for Veterans & Active Duty
November 13-15 | 9AM-5PM | FREE ADMISSION for Veterans & Active Duty
November 14 | 9-11AM | Wednesday Morning Veteran’s Coffee & Donuts Celebration | FREE ADMISSION for Veterans & Active Duty | Special Donuts Sponsored by Rockets Bakery

Armory & Veterans Memorial Rededication ceremony

When: 11 November 2018, 11:00 am

Location: Johnson County Armory & Veterans Memorial
913 S. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA

POC: Gary Boseneiler, gbosenei@co.johnson.ia.us or 1-319-356-6049

Details: Our Memorial has expanded due to demand. It was originally dedicated on Veterans Day 2013.

See link for more information.

World War I Benefit Concert

When: 11 November 2018, 2:00 pm

Location: Highland Park American Legion Post #374
3712 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313


Details: A Music Hall Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and Founding of the American Legion. A musical performance of the period! (light refreshments to be served)

Free Admission
Free will donations for the Puppy Jake Foundation will be accepted

Norwalk Iowa Veterans Day Ceremony

When: 11 November 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St., Norwalk, IA

POC: Sharon Peterson, (515) 265-7504 or metrosew@mchsi.com

Details: Ceremony honoring veterans, retiring flags (weather permited), guest speakers and free lunchoen for all Warren county veterans. This is an eagle scout project for a Boy Scout in Troop 30 and community outreach for American Legion Post 562 in Cumming Iowa. Come and meet other Warren county veterans for a short ceremony celebrating Americanism by honoring you for your service and sacrifice for the common good.

2018 Veterans Day Ceremony

When: 12 November 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, IA
At the New Freedom Rock (West of the Administration Building)

POC: Iowa Veterans Cemetery 515-996-9048

Details: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Special Veterans Day Event

When: 12 November 2018 at 11 a.m.

Location: Iowa Events Center, Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union rooms 302-304, Des Moines, IA


Details: Please park in the north parking lot and if you mention you are attending the Veterans Day event, parking is free.

Story County Supermarket of Veterans Benefits

When: 13 November 2018, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Note new location! The PLEX, 5501 George Washington Carver Ave. Ames, IA

POC: 515-956-2626 or 515-956-2625... Brett or Erin

Details: Iowa Department of VA / Story County Veterans Affairs
Iowa Veterans Home / VA Regional Office / VA Medical Center/ Shot
Clinic / Homeless Outreach
Des Moines Vet Center/ ISU Vet Center
Story County Treasurer / Story County Assessor
Military service organizations for claims
E-Benefits and My Health-Vet
Free Coffee and Donuts
Haircuts All Day
All information and services are FREE OF CHARGE!

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