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.
The Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln is proud to sponsor a Veterans Art Show. Most of the art work shown has been created by Veterans. The Art Show is typically held in conjunction with the Veterans Freedom Music Festival.
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.
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 2022 at www.BigRedChallenge.com
On the third Friday of every month, the 'VA CoffeeHaus' Event is held in the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park, featuring a different entertainment group, like 'Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust', Bill Chrastil as an 'Elvis Impersonator', Slecht-A-Polka Band, etc. Coffee and snacks are provided.
The Public is invited and you will get a chance to meet, visit with, and thank the many Veterans that attend.
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 this year 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 2022 Event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Join our eLetter List and we will provide you withmore details as they become available
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: firstname.lastname@example.org - OR - Visit the Foundation Website at: www.QOVF.org
On the 22nd of each month, from 1900 hours (7:00 PM) to 1100 hours (9:00 PM) the Veterans Advisory Group of Lincoln sponsors Buddy Check, which is a casual gatherings of Veterans, typically held at Bagels & Joe, the Foundry Coffee Shop, 1430 P 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. Alcohol is the choice of the attendees and at their expense. This endeavor is supported by an Open Door Grant from Lincoln Community Foundation.
In Memory of Sargent First Class Richard Lee Enlow, lost to suicide
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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