Arts, Dining & Entertainment
August 10, 2018

Welcome Home music festival planned to honor soldiers

Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.—WHITE RIVER JUNCTION—VA sponsors Welcome Home events around the country for returning military service members and their families. On Saturday, Aug. 11, White River Junction VAMC and the Vet Center will be hosting a music festival and cookout to honor local soldiers, combat veterans, and their families. The event will be held at the White River Junction VAMC located on Veterans Drive.

Opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by band performances beginning at 10 a.m. and a cookout at 11 a.m. The coordination of bands was done by Richard Meijer of Stars Stripes and Strings, a non-profit dedicated to providing Vet Centers with guitars. They include: The Ramblers, Chris Kleeman, Brothers Band Together, Ted Mortimer Trio, and Bow Thayer.

“At last year’s Welcome Home event I observed the unspoken bond veterans have with one another and knew that I needed to help make this year’s event another success and more special …” explained Meijer.

Closing ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m.—WHITE RIVER JUNCTION—VA sponsors Welcome Home events around the country for returning military service members and their families. On Saturday, Aug. 11, White River Junction VAMC and the Vet Center will be hosting a music festival and cookout to honor local soldiers, combat veterans, and their families. The event will be held at the White River Junction VAMC located on Veterans Drive.

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