Virtual Events

We are connecting and supporting Veterans and non-Veterans alike through our recorded virtual programming. Explore our past events below.

December 2020

For our December Rally Point, we explore how art programs facilitate mental wellness, increase social connectedness, and become an outlet for creative expression. Our guests include Mary Whyte, world renowned watercolor artist and founder of the Patriot Art Foundation, and Heather Seymour, MSW, LISW, Veterans Arts Initiative founder at the Columbus VA.

November 2020

Col. Donna Whittaker, U.S. Army (Ret) joined our President and CEO, Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Ret) for a conversation about the legacies of service they celebrate in their own families as well as part of the communities in Columbus, Ohio and The Villages, Florida. Understand more about what selfless service means to multi-generational military families on Veterans Day and beyond, and how the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is a leader in honoring and amplifying those voices and stories year-round.
On Veterans Day, we honor the nearly 40 million Americans we have served our nation bravely. Hear special messages and remarks from Montel Williams, television host and U.S. Marine and Navy Veteran; Bruce Thorn, U.S. Army Veteran and President and CEO of Big Lots, Inc.; and our President and CEO, Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired). A special thanks to our proud Veterans Day Sponsors, Nationwide, CAS and USAA who are helping us share and celebrate the stories of our nation’s Veterans!

October 2020

On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American service members. The attack killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the U.S. Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Armed Forces since the first day of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. We explore the U.S. Beirut Intervention and its impact with Major General James Lariviere, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired).
Ciare James, Vice President of Marketing, Bob Evans Foods and Nancy Preston, the most recent winner of Bob Evans’ Heroes to CEOs contest, joined us for October Virtual Rally Point, Our Farm Salutes: How Bob Evans Supports Veterans.

September 2020

Veterans Voices with Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne, U.S. Army Ranger. In the almost 19 years of combat since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 only 25 Medals of Honor have been awarded. SGM Payne is the first service member awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. 
September Virtual Rally Point: Trailblazers in Leadership features Lt. Gen. (Retired) Nadja West, the 44th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. Not only is West a physician, but she was the first black female active-duty major general, the first black female major general in Army Medicine and the first Army black female lieutenant general. Learn more about navigating COVID-19, and inspirational leadership. 
We commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan Day and pay tribute to the 16 million Americans who served during World War II. Our special guests include World War II Veterans Dan McBride, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army; David Greene, 5th Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps; and Emmy Award Winning World War II Documentary filmmaker and Founder and President of Beyond The Call, Tracie Hunter. 

August 2020

August Virtual Rally Point: Lessons for Aspiring Vetrepreneurs features Capt. Joshua Peyton, U.S. Army (Retired) and President and CEO of the Veteran Golfers Association (VGA). Learn more about how he started his business and lessons learned along the way.

June 2020

Korea: 70 Years Later shares the legacy of the conflict featuring General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army (Retired) and former commander of United States Forces Korea, United Nations Command, and ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command. 
June Virtual Rally Point: Navigating the Current Job Market shares job seeking and professional development tips from experts Senior Director of Events and Programs for the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, Colonel Adam Rocke, US Army, (Ret.) and Major General Paulette Risher, US Army Reserves, (Ret.), CEO of Still Serving Veterans.

May 2020

May Virtual Rally Point: Maintaining Health in Difficult Circumstances shares ways to keep mind and body strong featuring experts Matthew “Doc” Campbell, a Whole Health Field Implementation Team Consultant for VA Region 4 and Navy Corpsman Veteran, and Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS, SFMA, and US Marine Corps Veteran who is one of the fitness world’s most sought after experts on movement health. 

April 2020

“Navigating Life’s Battlefields” features Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor recipient Maj. Joshua Mantz, U.S. Army (Retired).
“Resilience in Times of Stress” features Gold Star spouse and life coach, Master Sgt. Jennifer R. (Loredo) Ballou, U.S. Army (Retired).