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Free Valentine’s Day concert for Veterans

VA’s Center for Development & Civic Engagement (CDCE) is kicking off a “Direct to Vets” series on Feb. 14 at the Villa Milano in Columbus, Ohio. 

Central Ohio VA’s CDCE partnered with Veteran Service Organizations and other community sponsors to provide an entertaining evening of music and fellowship. The event is free to Veterans from all eras, active duty, Reserve and National Guard service members plus one guest.

The concert series is an opportunity for Veterans to enjoy an evening of dancing, music, food and camaraderie. In addition to live entertainment and a free dinner, the evening will provide Veterans the ability to receive information on resources and benefits provided by VA. Columbus VA staff will be on hand to provide information on enrollment and how to file a claim.

Providing Veterans meaningful and memorable events

According to Traci Washington, CDCE chief, Columbus VA, “We are hosting the Direct to Vets concert to not only bring wonderful entertainment to our Veterans and active-duty personnel but to also provide information about VA benefits and health care at an event they will remember. Our goal is to serve Veterans through a multitude of meaningful and memorable outreach events.”

If you don’t already have plans for Feb. 14th and you are a Veteran who will be in the Columbus, Ohio, area, consider attending the “Direct to Vets” concert event, which includes:

Free admission for all Veterans and active duty members and their “Plus One.”

Free dinner buffet.

Activities include:Live Performance by “The Miracles,” formerly of “Smokey Robinson and the Miracles,” performing Motown hits

Community resources for Veterans and their families. VA health care resources and benefits information.

Information on how the community can support our Veterans through Volunteerism

There is a limited number of seats so if you are interested, please contact Columbus VA at 614-388-7787. 

Welcome to your local American Legion! We will no longer be open for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays.