Join us to hear from historian, Dave Furneaux, as he presents his Veterans Day program. This program titled, "Veteran's Day, a salute to service 1775 to present," will cover Concord and Lexington in April 1775 through present day. It includes a video introduction, a history timeline handout of U.S. conflicts, and audience participation.
After the presentation, you'll have time to tour the museum on your own. The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum's mission is to honor and depict the military experience of Iowa citizens in all wars, homeland defense, and Iowa service. The Museum's purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials that illustrate the story of Iowa's military past from statehood to the present. The Iowa Gold Star Museum honors the heroic service of all Iowa veterans.
David Furneaux, the founder of Furneaux History & Video Memories, is a video historian, speaker, history program presenter, event coordinator and panelist on World War II, the Pearl Harbor attack, the Korean War and Cold War history. Dave is a U.S. Army veteran with a B.A. in History from the University of Northern Iowa & M.A. in Mass Communications from Drake University. Along with history programs, his specialty is doing veterans histories to save the stories for the veteran and their family. He does volunteer work with veterans returning from present-day service and with hospitalized veterans at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System. He has taken numerous tours of Pearl Harbor, The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, and National Cemetery of the Pacific.