Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

BraveHearts

BraveHearts veterans program at Freier Farms in Barrington.

Equine services for veterans include emotional, cognitive, social and physical benefits. Veterans at BraveHearts have reported benefits including: increased self-esteem, decreased depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder attacks and self-inflicting thoughts. As veterans increase their horsemanship and involvement with BraveHearts additional opportunities including clinics with world-renowned horsemen. Trail rides and horse shows are available for veterans to participate in as well. Veteran services are provided at no cost to all military veterans along with one family member or caregiver.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Rolling Thunder

In the fall of 1987, Artie Muller and Ray Manzo, two Vietnam veterans met to discuss their personal concerns about the POW/MIA's from the Vietnam War. Having honorably served their country and having taken an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies..." and to "bear true faith and allegiance to the same," they were deeply troubled by the abhorrent neglect of attention given to those who did not make it out with their lives or their freedom. These veterans discussed the more than 10,000 reported sightings of live Americans living in dismal captivity. Intelligence reports of these sightings were generally ignored by the government and mainstream press.

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Veterans Day

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

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