• Re-Creation, USA is an enthusiastic troupe of talented young volunteer performers. Help Hospitalized Veterans is proud to help sponsor their tours.
• The troupe provides near-daily variety stage shows at VA medical centers and veterans nursing homes nationwide.
• Founded in 1976 by Hugh Brooks, Re-Creation began touring for the USO and Veterans Affairs medical centers soon after. Today, the troupe performs more than 300 shows annually, touring VA facilities in all 50 states.
• Performances range from variety-show song and dance to classic childhood music. To hospitalized patients, this live entertainment provides tremendous therapeutic value.
• The dedication of these young people, as they lift the spirits of America’s hospitalized veterans, is truly inspiring.
Following is from a recent Re-Creation newsletter ~
Re-Creation receives performance requests from over 250 facilities nationwide annually, asking for another show.
“When are you coming back?” “Can we schedule now?” “How long must we wait?”
This is evidence that our work has an impact, but we realize that our mission is far greater than the one day per year we are able to spend at each facility.
And the effects of Re-Creation’s visit are felt weeks, even months after the group has gone. “Even though the Re-Creation show was more than three weeks ago, we still have veteran patients talking about it and asking when they’re coming back. Thank you for your efforts!”
So for those who have compromised quality of life, limb, emotions, talents, dreams and aspirations…all to follow the call of duty, all to secure our freedom…well, “every veteran, every day” is the least we can do.
We will press on in privilege.
Jay Muller, President
Re-Creation, USA, Inc.
To learn more about Re-Creation click here.
Following is Re-Creation’s schedule of upcoming VA and state veterans home performances. If you would like to attend a VA show, please contact either the Recreation Therapy or Voluntary Services department of your local facility for details. For nursing home performances ask for the Activities Department. Dates and times may change without notice.
Month of September
|September 3, 2014||Luverne, Minnesota State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|September 4, 2014||Fergus Falls, Minnesota State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|September 5, 2014||Fargo, North Dakota VA Medical Center||10:30am|
|September 6, 2014||Lisbon, North Dakota State Veterans Home||10:30am|
|September 8, 2014||Glendive, Montana State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|September 9, 2014||Miles City, Montana VA Medical Center Community Living Center||2:00pm|
|September 10, 2014||Sheridan, Wyoming VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 12, 2014||Columbia Falls, Montana State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|September 15, 2014||Spokane, Washington State Veterans Home||10:00am|
|September 15, 2014||Spokane, Washington VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 16, 2014||Walla Walla, Washington VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 17, 2014||Orting, Washington Soldiers Home||2:00pm|
|September 18, 2014||American Lake, Washington VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 19, 2014||Seattle, Washington VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 22, 2014||White City, Oregon VA Medical Center||7:00pm|
|September 23, 2014||Roseburg, Oregon VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 24, 2014||Vancouver, Washington VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|September 26, 2014||The Dalles, Oregon State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|September 29, 2014||Boise, Idaho VA Medical Center||1:00pm|
|September 29, 2014||Boise, Idaho State Veterans Home||7:00pm|
Month of October
|October 2, 2014||Salt Lake City, Utah State Veterans Home||11:00am|
|October 3, 2014||Salt Lake City, Utah VA Medical Center||12:00pm|
|October 6, 2014||Cheyenne, Wyoming VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|October 7, 2014||Scottsbluff, Nebraska State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|October 8, 2014||Hot Springs, South Dakota VA Medical Center||7:00pm|
|October 9, 2014||Fort Meade, South Dakota VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|October 10, 2014||Sioux Falls, South Dakota VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|October 13, 2014||Norfolk, Nebraska State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|October 14, 2014||Grand Island, Nebraska State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|October 15, 2014||Grand Island, Nebraska VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|October 16, 2014||Omaha, Nebraska VA Medical Center||Pending|
|October 17, 2014||Bellevue, Nebraska State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|October 20, 2014||Des Moines, Iowa VA Medical Center||6:30pm|
|October 21, 2014||Marshalltown, Iowa State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|October 22, 2014||Iowa City, Iowa VA Medical Center||10:30am|
|October 23, 2014||Chicago, Illinois VA Medical Center||2:00pm|