The Veterans Advisory Group is dedicated to Veterans!
Below, you will find just a few of the special events we provide for our Veterans:.
Each year the Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln is proud to present a great Classic Car Show known as the VAG Lincoln Show-n-Shine! Local Hotrodders from the Lincoln and surrounding area bring their rides to this Event, located at Star City Shores (27th and Highway 2). Admission is Free, and the Public is encouraged to attend. Most area car clubs are represented.
The 2024 Event is scheduled for May 14!
For a helpful flyer with more details on the 2924 Veterans Car 'Show & Shine, CLICK HERE...
CoffeeHaus is a monthly gathering to honor our Veterans, with Coffee, Beverages, Snacks, Fellowship, and Entertainment.
Quilts of Valor Ladies will award quilts to Veterans touched by war.
Spend some time on June 14-16, 2024 with your family in the great outdoors, on Friday afternoon Through Sunday morning at Timberlake’s ‘High Hopes Course
For a Poster with more details, Click Here...
The Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln is proud to have local VFW Post and American Legion Posts provide Color Guard for the Veterans Freedom Music Festival, and various other events, such as a Bugler for Taps.
Just so you know, VAG Lincoln DOES NOT provide or arrange for Veteran Funerals. These are set up independently by the funeral homes.
The Veterans Freedom Music Festival offers the largest FREE outdoor live music event in Lincoln, to:
Admission is FREE, and canned food donations are accepted. We invite you to join our eLetter List and we will provide you with dates and entertainment as they become available.
This is to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
There is a 7k Military-Style Obstacle Course, a 1Mile Lil Red Challenge, and a 1 Mile Memorial Walk A portion of the proceeds from the walk will go back to The American Gold Star Mothers (Nebraska) non-profit.
Register for 2024 at www.BigRedChallenge.com
The Early Days From the beginning, Catherine Roberts had definite ideas about standards of excellence for Quilts of Valor. The primary focus was on awarding quilts to service members wounded in the Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) conflicts. The first name of the organization was ‘Quilts for Soldiers,’ but over the years the name evolved to Quilts of Valor. The philosophy widened when Catherine became aware of the work that goes on at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations (AFMAO), located at Dover Air Force Base, DE. The first Quilts of Valor was awarded in November 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) to a young soldier from Minnesota who had lost his leg in Iraq. The Foundation Grew. From Catherine’s home in Seaford, DE,and the Quilts of Valor movement spread across the nation and beyond through the power of word-of-mouth and the Internet.
The Lincoln, NE Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is represented at each CoffeeHaus, an event held on the third Friday of each month. The Lincoln QOV has also become part of the Veteran's Freedom Music Festival held each June. For More Detailed information, Contact: Julia Schroeder, Group Coordinator at (402) 540-5008 or Email at: MissyQuilts16@gmail.com Nancy Meinzer, Request Coordinator at (402) 440-5814 or Email at: email@example.com - OR - Visit the Foundation Website at: www.QOVF.org
On the 22nd of each month, from 1800 hours (7:00 PM) to 1000 hours (8:00 PM) is 'Buddy Check,' which is a casual gatherings of Veterans, typically held at Rock-n-Joe, at 5025 Lindberg Street in Lincoln. This gathering is open to all Veterans. This joining together of Veterans is hopefully a way to help reduce veteran suicide, and help with mental health thru comradeship. The Veterans Advisory Group will supply soft drinks, coffee, and snacks. This endeavor is supported by a Grant from Lincoln Community Foundation.
In Memory of Sargent First Class Richard Lee Enlow, lost to suicide
During the Veterans Freedom Music Festival the Veterans Art Show presents amazing Veteran Artists and their artwork
The Art Show has grown quickly and 2023 was the 13th year. All part of 'Lincoln's Largest FREE Outdoor Music Festival!'
Once each year, the Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln is proud to host a Luncheon for the entire Staff at VA. This event is held with no cost to Staff Members. If you are a staff member, join our eLetter List and we will provide you with dates as they become available.
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