Vet Fest 2018

$8,655 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 20 months
www.theveteransfestivalgroup.com

www.vetfest2018.com

Our mission is very simple. We strive to bring as many Veterans as we can from ALL the branches of the military, ALL eras ... peacetime AND wartime together in one place, at one time to experience the bond, the brotherhood and the camaraderie that most of us felt when we were in uniform. To demonstrate that it doesn't matter if you served in peacetime or in time of conflict, whatever era, we are all part of a  part of a big family that took care of each other, had each others backs. We wear with pride and honor the medals that were awarded us and by doing so, demonstrate to the World that as Veterans, we above all others, appreciate the many freedoms that we have fought for and sadly, that many have died for. When we took our oath of enlistment there wasn't an expiration date. If the occasion should ever arise again in our lifetime, many would not hesitate to defend our Country again. 

  http://www.theveteransfestivalgroup.com 

Now this event is less than a year away.  The exact dates are June 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2018. In order to make this happen we do need your help. We simply can not do this without fundraising and your donations. We are asking you for your help to make this a success. Even if you cannot attend consider making a donation in  honor of a loved one ... past or present. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause. Even if it’s $5 or $10 help us celebrate ALL Veterans at VetFest 2018 

This Go Fund Me site helps making a donation easy and secure. Since this is a 501(c)3 not for profit event, every single dollar donated is tax deductible. This will be a memorable occasion. Thank you in advance.
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Many thanks to all our donors and supporters ... Please share on your Facebook page and other social media ... donations have picked up because friends have shared with friends ... Networking!
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Our mission is very simple. We strive to bring as many veterans as we can, from all the different branches of the military, together in one place at one time and to experience the bond and the brotherhood that most of us felt when we were in uniform. To demonstrate to all that it doesn't matter if you served in peacetime or in time of conflict, we were part of a family that took care of each other and had each others backs. We wear with honor and pride the medals that were awarded us and by doing so, demonstrate to the world that as veterans, we appreciate the many freedoms that we have fought for and that many of us have died for. That when we took our oath of enlistment there wasn't an expiration date. And if the occasion should ever arise again during our lifetime, we would not hesitate to defend our country again.
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Hello everyone. Just wanted to give an update and let everyone know that we are over the $7,000 mark and heading toward our goal of $50,000 We can't say thank you enough for everyone who has helped us by making donations. It somewhat restores our faith that there are still a lot of good people left out there.
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Please help to make this the best belated welcome home ever.
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Paul Zickus
5 months ago
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We really need for everyone to put out the word about the Festival and throw in an extra 10 or 20. We need to stick together like we did before. If one guy gets PTSD counseling or one Vet gets his VA claim approved because of what we did then it all will have been worthwhile.

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Jenny Lasala
18 months ago
1
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Shared this to our veteran tribute page on Face book COMES A SOLDIER'S WHISPER!

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Karen S Daggett
20 months ago
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hi we have been your way for the VW funfest./ and know you have the land to do this. I am in kokomo,in and have been involved here for a long time. The one thing that is very put-offish is when we had Gulf War ,Iraq vets, ex. feel excluded because of the name. it is no disrespect for our brothers in arms from veitnam but as you stated, they are getting older and dying. but we still have a need for the younger soldiers who are also sick and dying from the chemicals they also were exposed to. and who are also being shunned by the va. name is US VETERANS. include all who have served and been betrayed by their government. my husband who is in his early 60s is a gulf war veteran, who is sick. and ignored by all. please, include all veterans. it is a short road we are all walking down. And the newer veterans, are dying off much faster than any in the pasted wars. Thanks for doing this.

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Paul Zickus
4 months ago

Wishing everyone health, wealth and prosperity in the New Year!

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Frank Robinson
16 months ago

I have a little dough, cept my forte is artwork, screen printer for Native tan suntan lotion , Daytona beach , Florida . Don't put a race car in a Daytona International raceway design and make it green, bad luck gringo.

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Gary Chenett
17 months ago

It makes me wonder why EVERY National Veterans Group has not invested in this venture. It is strange they want the money at the top of the VVA, VFW, DAV. Legion etc. but the money never seems to come down to Veterans .. They only want it to go up. Face it Brothers and Sisters soon there will be NO VETS Groups simply because the people elected over the last 60 years or more never looked to the future to help preserve our Legacy... All we have now are phony groups offering a $19.00 blanket for a 19 buck a month donation.....and don't you dare ask them for a complete detailed copy of the detailed financial report...... We have Vets and widows living like people in Third World Countries .. Meanwhile Millions and Millions of dollars are donated to these National Groups and if you want further proof stop by any National Vets Groups and notice it's vacant and they don't ask for your ID Card. They just want your money to way over spend our donations for those that are our leaders ( you know kinda like Obama) yet when was the last time a family was helped from National Level???? Ah well WTF. It was fun while it lasted but the party is over now.............Welcome Home

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John Weiderman
19 months ago

Just donated another $30 to bring us up to $2500. Everybody needs to chip in a little. This will be our "Woodstock"

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$50
Tony Chliek
2 months ago
1
1

I wish I could go, but I can't make it. Here's a small donation that I hope helps.

$5
Paul Zickus
5 months ago

Another nickel!

$10
Paul Zickus
5 months ago

I would have just spent it foolishly anyhow!

JH
$15
Jack Head
5 months ago

For the love of brotherhood

$20
Paul Zickus
5 months ago

Please help us reach $10,000 by Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy and Healthy New Year!

$10
Paul Zickus
5 months ago

A little bit to throw us over the hump. I'm just happy to see over that hill toward next summer and Vet Fest 2018. Don't know how GFM works but I wish everyone would chip in $5 or $10 and make this happen for all that need to attend. PTSD and Claims Counselors will be there to consult!

Paul Zickus
5 months ago
1
1

We really need for everyone to put out the word about the Festival and throw in an extra 10 or 20. We need to stick together like we did before. If one guy gets PTSD counseling or one Vet gets his VA claim approved because of what we did then it all will have been worthwhile.

+ Read More
Jenny Lasala
18 months ago
1
1

Shared this to our veteran tribute page on Face book COMES A SOLDIER'S WHISPER!

+ Read More
Karen S Daggett
20 months ago
1
1

hi we have been your way for the VW funfest./ and know you have the land to do this. I am in kokomo,in and have been involved here for a long time. The one thing that is very put-offish is when we had Gulf War ,Iraq vets, ex. feel excluded because of the name. it is no disrespect for our brothers in arms from veitnam but as you stated, they are getting older and dying. but we still have a need for the younger soldiers who are also sick and dying from the chemicals they also were exposed to. and who are also being shunned by the va. name is US VETERANS. include all who have served and been betrayed by their government. my husband who is in his early 60s is a gulf war veteran, who is sick. and ignored by all. please, include all veterans. it is a short road we are all walking down. And the newer veterans, are dying off much faster than any in the pasted wars. Thanks for doing this.

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Paul Zickus
4 months ago

Wishing everyone health, wealth and prosperity in the New Year!

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Frank Robinson
16 months ago

I have a little dough, cept my forte is artwork, screen printer for Native tan suntan lotion , Daytona beach , Florida . Don't put a race car in a Daytona International raceway design and make it green, bad luck gringo.

+ Read More
Gary Chenett
17 months ago

It makes me wonder why EVERY National Veterans Group has not invested in this venture. It is strange they want the money at the top of the VVA, VFW, DAV. Legion etc. but the money never seems to come down to Veterans .. They only want it to go up. Face it Brothers and Sisters soon there will be NO VETS Groups simply because the people elected over the last 60 years or more never looked to the future to help preserve our Legacy... All we have now are phony groups offering a $19.00 blanket for a 19 buck a month donation.....and don't you dare ask them for a complete detailed copy of the detailed financial report...... We have Vets and widows living like people in Third World Countries .. Meanwhile Millions and Millions of dollars are donated to these National Groups and if you want further proof stop by any National Vets Groups and notice it's vacant and they don't ask for your ID Card. They just want your money to way over spend our donations for those that are our leaders ( you know kinda like Obama) yet when was the last time a family was helped from National Level???? Ah well WTF. It was fun while it lasted but the party is over now.............Welcome Home

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John Weiderman
19 months ago

Just donated another $30 to bring us up to $2500. Everybody needs to chip in a little. This will be our "Woodstock"

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