Event Schedule

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Veterans Day at the Capitol

When: 17 January 2018

Location: 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 and meet with your state representatives!

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony

When: 7 May 2018

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

From the Prairie to the Trenches: Iowans in the Great War

When: 27 June 2017 - 16 February 2018

Location: Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo, Iowa

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

Details: One Hundred Years ago, Iowans answered the call of service in the Great War; later known as the First World War. Utilizing rare images, documents and objects this exhibition examines World War I from multiple angles; the representation of the war in contemporary culture, from the perspective of the women who volunteered and supported the military effort, as well as the viewpoint of Iowa’s minority populations.

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.

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