Free Concert for Veterans/Active Duty - Marion VA Medical Center
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Free Concert for Veterans/Active Duty

Free Concert for Veterans/Active military, February 13th at Black Diamond, Harley-Davidson in Marion Illinois.

Free Concert for Veterans/Active military, February 13th at Black Diamond, Harley-Davidson in Marion Illinois.

By Williams Martinez, Public Affairs Specialist
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For the Veterans Health Administration, February 14th isn’t just another Valentine’s Day. For us, it represents the beginning of a series of weeklong celebrations across the Nation, known as National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week is an opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women. More than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S. armed services are cared for every day in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes. 

This year, we have put together a rocking line-up to show our Veterans how much we appreciate them.  On Saturday, February 13th, the Marion VA Medical Center will be hosting a FREE Veteran Appreciation concert, being dubbed as a “Valentines for Veterans”, being held at the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Performance Center in Marion, Illinois.  

Doors open at 6:00pm and performances will begin with Nashville artists, Dustin Bogue and Cory Rowe, followed by local band, The Redbyrds.  Third on the lineup is another local favorite, The Cache River Band.  Our Main Feature entertainers for the evening are The Kentucky Headhunters.

Free Concert for Veterans/Active military, February 13th, at Black Diamond, Harley-Davidson Performance Center, in Marion Illinois.

Opening acts by Nashville stars, Dustin Bogue and Cory Rowe, The Cache River Band and The Redbyrds. Doors open at 6:00pm.

The Kentucky Headhunters are a Grammy-winning Southern blues rock band, and they are celebrating the release of “Meet Me in Bluesland”, their previously unissued 2003 recording with their friend, the late, legendary pianist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Johnnie Johnson.

We have put together this concert to say thanks and begin National Salute to Veteran Patients Week with a big show.  The purpose of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Program is to:

• Pay tribute and express appreciation to Veterans;
• Increase community awareness of the role of the VA medical center;
• Encourage citizens to visit hospitalized Veterans and to become involved as volunteers.

We kindly invite you to join us in our celebration and please make sure to pick up your tickets before the concert at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, in Marion Illinois, or you can purchase them online at: http://www.blackdiamondhd.com/

If you are interested in learning about Volunteer opportunities, or how your organization get involved with the Veteran community, email our Voluntary Service Chief, Doug Bowers at douglas.bowers@va.gov

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