Event Schedule

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Iowa Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day 

When: Thursday May 7, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, State Capitol Grounds (south)

POC:  Dan Gannoan, 515.9915257, gannonobx@aol.com

Details: Keynote speaker Brig. Gen. (ret.) Harold "Tommy" Thompson.

Memorial Day at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery

When: Monday May 25, 2020

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

POC: Karl Lettow, 515.727.3442, karl.lettow@iowa.gov

Details: TBD

Veterans Day Parade at the Iowa State Fair

When: August, 2020

Location: Iowa State Fair Grounds

POC: Karl Lettow, 515.727.3442, karl.lettow@iowa.gov

Details: TBD

Veterans Day at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery

When: Wednesday Nov. 11, 2020

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

POC: Karl Lettow, 515.727.3442, karl.lettow@iowa.gov

Details:  TBD

Story County Supermarket of Veterans Benefits 

When: November 13, 2020; 9am-2pm

Location: The Plex, 5501 George Washington Carver, Ames, IA

POC: Brett McLain, 515.956.2626, bmclain@storycountyia.gov; Jen Pote, 515.229.5481

Details: All information and services are free of charge, donuts and Coffee provided, please bring your military discharge DD-214, spouses and surviving spouses are invited.

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 Veterans Day on the Hill 

When: January 20, 2021 (tentative); Time TBD

Location: Iowa State Capitol Rotunda

POC: Karl Lettow, 515.727.3442, karl.lettow@iowa.gov

Details: TBD.

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