Join us as Jim Young is recognized with a Quilt of Valor for his volunteer work at Nebraska Innovation Studio. Jim Young served as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam war, transporting wounded sailors back to the San Diego Naval Hospital. After the war, he worked as a shop teacher and volunteered to teach hospitalized veterans how to turn pens on the lathe. When he moved to Lincoln, NE, to be close to his son and his grandchildren, Jim proposed starting a veterans program at Nebraska Innovation Studio. Since November 2017, Jim has taught pen turning to hundreds of veterans participating in the VA’s Veterans in Recovery and Whole Health programs. For many, working with Jim at Nebraska Innovation Studio has been life-changing. This event is free and open to the public.
Additional Public Info:
Please enter Nebraska Innovation Studio through Entrance B. For this event, please park in the paved lot north of Transformation Drive. If you do not have a NIC or UNL parking permit, payment is required for parking in the paved lot north of Transformation Drive. Please use the Passport Parking app (Zone 9900) to pay for parking if you are parked in the paved lot north of Transformation Drive. Paid parking will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Metered on-street parking is also available (pay by phone or pay station).