Friday, November 7
WQPT's Military Workforce Symposium is an opportunity for all members of the military community including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans, Retired Military and Military spouses to learn about education, training and employment within our community. The event includes Active Job Fair, education, resource booths and workshops on a variety of topics. Join is on Friday, November 7 starting at 10:00am - Western Illinois University—Quad Cities campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. NO COST TO ATTEND. Learn more
Monday, November 10
Twice Purple Veterans Day Celebration
Join us on the campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities to celebrate our veterans with a ceremony honoring their service. A brief program and reception will be held at the Flag Court (west lot on campus). Begins at 12:15pm.
Tuesday, November 11
In Their Own Words: Voices of Our Veterans
On November 11 at 7:00pm, St. Ambrose radio station KALA will broadcast In Their Own Words: Voices of Our Veterans, a 90 minutes radio program featuring local vets of all eras from World War II on. Nine veterans will share their recollections of before, during and after military service - the challenges faced and memories gained from their experiences.
The program is a joint project of the students and staff of the St. Ambrose University Communication Department, SAUtv & KALA, and the St. Ambrose University office of Veterans Recruitment and Services.
Wednesday, November 12
Pointe of View Film Screening and Discussion
Long Road Home, hosted by Veterans Funeral Care, Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street in Moline. When Tony Canzonieri returned from his tour of duty in Iraq, he struggled with nightmares, flashbacks and alcohol. His marriage fell apart. He lost his job. But once Tony acknowledged the symptoms and was treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), his healing began and his life changed. Now in his role as director of Vets4Vets in Western Pennsylvania, Tony is helping other veterans who are now dealing with the problems he once faced. This documentary features compelling stories of military veterans of Vietnam, Korea, and World War II still coming to terms with the emotional wounds of war.
November 17-December 17
Operation Toy Soldier
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 between November 17-December 17 for local distribution before Christmas. Please stop by with a toy.