• 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 July
|July 8, 2014||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|July 9, 2014||Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 10, 2014||Spring City, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 11, 2014||Coatesville, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center||7:00pm|
|July 15, 2014||Vineland, New Jersey State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 16, 2014||Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center||7:00pm|
|July 17, 2014||Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 18, 2014||Altoona, Pennsylvania VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|July 28, 2014||Caribou, Maine State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 29, 2014||Machias, Maine State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 30, 2014||Bangor, Maine State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|July 31, 2014||Togus, Maine VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|July 31, 2014||Augusta, Maine State Veterans Home||7:00pm|
Month of August
|August 2, 2014||South Paris, Maine State Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|August 4, 2014||Scarborough, Maine Veterans Home||2:00pm|
|August 5, 2014||Tilton, New Hampshire State Veterans Home||2:30pm|
|August 6, 2014||Manchester, New Hampshire VA Medical Center||7:00pm|
|August 7, 2014||White River Junction, Vermont VA Medical Center||2:00pm|
|August 8, 2014||Bennington, Vermont State Veterans Home||2:00pm|