The National Veterans Recovery Center Project, which is raising funds to build a nonprofit holistic treatment facility for veterans with PTSD on the site of the former VA Hospital facility in Knoxville, Iowa, will old its first benefit concert beginning at 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 21 at the Fourth Street Theater in Des Moines.
On the bill: Vietnam veterans singer/songwriter Lem Genovese, who lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and is a 1968 Des Moines North High School alum. In addition to serving in Vietnam, Genovese, then a member of the Iowa National Guard, put in a tour as a combat medic in the first Persian Gulf War.
The Armed Forces Day event, dubbed an “Evening in Black and White, ” also will honor honor Iowa’s veterans and active-duty military personnel. For more info, go to the Project’s web site .