Event Schedule

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Women Veterans Forum with The American Legion National Commander, Denise Rohan

When: Sunday, 25 March 2018, 1:00pm

Location: Breda American Legion, Main Street, Breda, Iowa

POC: Ed Rohner, (712) 830-9658, cyclebear@reagan.com

Details: ATTENTION WOMEN VETERANS. A WOMEN VETERANS FORUM WILL BE HELD AT BREDA AMERICAN LEGION ON SUNDAY MARCH 25, 2018, 1:00 PM. - 2:00 PM THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL COMMANDER, DENISE ROHAN, WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU. SHE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS AS A WOMAN VETERAN. Male Veterans are also encouraged to attend. You are not required to be an American Legion member. A meet and Greet with National Commander Rohan will then be held from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Since her slogan for this year is "Family First", she wants to see as many American Legion Families as possible. Let's have a great turnout

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony

When: 7 May 2018, 11:00am

Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, South of Iowa State Capitol, 1007 East Grand, Des Moines, IA 50319

POC: Meghan Larkins, Outreach Coordinator, Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, (515) 727-3442, meghan.larkins@iowa.gov

Details: Please join us in our annual ceremony to honor Iowa's Vietnam Veterans!

Crusing for Castaways PTSD Awareness Poker Run

When: 19 May 2018, 8:00am

Location: Cedar Rapids Iowa - Rathubun Iowa (Many starting points), 225 IA-1,, Iowa City, IA

POC: Anne Berkenpas, (319) 930-1543, aberkenpas71@gmail.com

Details: This is a muli-poker run. We have groupds from aall over iowa starting at different spots and ending in Rathbun at Doggs RV Park with Bands and beer and fun

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 28 May 2018, 8:00am

Location: Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, IA 50003

POC: Meghan Larkins, Outreach Coordinator, Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, (515) 727-3442, meghan.larkins@iowa.gov

Details: Directions to cemetery: Interstate 80 to Van Meter Exit 113 (Ten miles west of Des Moines)

The Cold War Ablaze: Iowans in the Korean War

When: 14 July 2017 - 14 July 2018

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

POC: Jacquie Persson, (319) 234-6357, jacquie.persson@gmdistrict.org

Details: Learn about the “Forgotten War” directly from those who served and discover how the Korean War shaped the Cold War and current foreign affairs. Photographs, documents, interviews, and objects will reveal what happened in Korea and why.

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