Free with General Admission
Jason Zaideman will lead the Veterans Program through a variety of entertainment in recognition of our military men and women, including the Valparaiso Community University Concert Band playing a medley of armed services anthems, veteran speakers, and much more. Jason is an US Army Veteran who created his nonprofit, Operation Combat Bikesaver, in his own garage. This organization is focused on helping veterans transition back into their civilian lives while also helping them cope with their anxiety, depression, and PTSD due to experiences in combat. In this program, Jason uses donated motorcycles to teach veterans how to take them apart and learn how to put them back together. This not only teaches these Veterans mechanical skills that they may not have already known, but it also gives them a form of therapy outside of typical counseling offices.