Veterans Funeral Care and WaterMark Corners in Moline are collecting new toys for families where a parent is deployed this Christmas or for local military families in need. New, unwrapped toys will be collected in their lobbies through December 17 for local distribution before Christmas. Please stop by Veterans Funeral Care and WaterMark Corners in Moline with a toy.
Join the AUSA at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club at 2:00pm. for the Army–Navy Game. The Army-Navy game is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football. Cash bar and food available for purchase.
This American college football rivalry game between the teams of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland.
Letters Home to Hero Street is a new documentary produced by WQPT and Fourth Wall Films which focuses on the letters sent home from one of the eight soldiers (whom died during World War II and the Korean conflict) who also all lived on 2nd Street in Silvis—now known as "Hero Street". The street was named in their honor.
We hope you'll join WQPT for the FREE Special Screening of the documentary on Thursday, January 15 at 6:00pm. Held at Our Lady of Guadalupe 800 17th Street, Silvis. Light refreshments will be served before and a question and answer period will follow the screening.
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Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment. Public media tells stories that help communities understand the veteran experience. And through Veterans Coming Home, public media connects veterans to resources and services for a successful transition to civilian life.
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About Embracing Our Military
Led by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS, the Embracing Our Military initiative raises awareness of important issues to the military community. Embracing Our Military is an on-going community-based dialog through 2015. Look for special events and monthly programming that supports and educates the region about this important topic to citizens in our region. In cooperation with numerous community partners, we will continue to be a welcoming place for our military members, veterans and their families.
Initiative Goals: 1) increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources and 2) raise the visibility of the military community at the Rock Island Arsenal in the greater Quad Cities area. Through on-air programming, events, and collaborations with like-minded organizations WQPT is hoping to create a region-wide dialogue about the essential contributions the military and veterans population make toward the prosperity of its community. Started in November 2013, the initiative will continue through December 2015.
You can be a part of this community effort to supportive of active duty, retired military, veterans and their families in our region. To become a supportive, collaborative, media or financial partner, please contact Jamie Lange at 309/764-2400 or e-mail: email@example.com.