Event Schedule

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Summer Ride Kick-Off

When: March 30th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Big Barn Harley-Davidson, 81 NW 49th Place, Des Moines, IA,

POC: Candace Brown - (515) 577-2529, cabbob70@aol.com

Details: Join us at the Big Barn Harley-Davidson “Summer Ride Kick-Off”. The name of the ride this year is “Operation Ride Free-er.” It is a strictly military-based ride and we will send riders to the four corners of the state of Iowa to visit military museums, cemeteries, monuments, etc. National Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29th. Therefore, the Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter, NSDAR will be on hand to present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin ("A Lasting Memento of the Nation's Thanks!").

Military Community and ISU Extension and Outreach Event

When: May 8th 2019 8:30-4:30

Location: ISU Memorial Union Sun Room on ISU Campus

POC: David Brown, 515-386-2138, dnbrown@iastate.edu

Details: Guest Speakers will present on topics of interest to Veterans. For more information contact David Brown.

Memorial Day

When: May 27, 2019 – 11 a.m.

Location: Resthaven Cemetery , 801 19th St. , West Des Moines, Iowa

POC: Cheryl TanCreti, 515-223-1230 or cheryl.tancreti@dignitymemorial.com

Details: Please join us for a special Memorial Day event in honor and celebration of those who have proudly served our country. 88th ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – “A DAY TO REMEMBER” Military honors by American Legion Hispanic Post #731, Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa, West Des Moines V.F.W. #8879, and Boy Scout Troops #280.


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