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Patriot Day

September 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum salutes America and honors the fallen victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the heroes who have fought our nation’s battles throughout the years. The program honors active military and first responders with free admission and lunch. This program and lunch include a keynote speaker and begins at 11:30 AM with the presentation ending at 1:00 PM.

The keynote speaker for the event is Jimmy Weber. During his illustrious career, Jimmy Weber has shared the stage with country music royalty including Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Clint Black and Trace Adkins to name a few. In addition, Jimmy has opened for music’s elite including Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, and the legendary Beach Boys.

Jimmy’s career highlight was playing lead guitar and singing backup vocals for the late John Denver at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium. Over 250,000 people viewed this nationally televised performance.

As part of a USO tour that performed over the Thanksgiving Holiday for U.S. troops in the Middle East, Jimmy toured as the lead guitarist and background vocalist with Wayne Newton, Neil McCoy, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Paul Rodriguez. This trip included shows aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as stops in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Jimmy also traveled and performed with country stars Craig Morgan and Jolie Edwards on a “Stars for Stripes” Christmas and New Years tour of Iraq and Kuwait in support of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.

Jimmy recently retired from active duty after 24 years of service with the US Air Force. A former member of the US Air Force Band, he deployed 5 times, bringing comfort and hope to our service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and dozens of other countries in Southwest Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America.

Jimmy’s recent self-titled CD was co-produced by Nashville phenomenon Dave Brainard (Jerrod Nieman, Ray Scott). Jimmy wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on the album and it showcases his unique vocal style and impressive guitar work. One listen draws comparisons to his diverse musical influences, including the Eagles, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell and James Taylor

The program is included with general admission, but is free for members and all current military, retired, or veterans. Must show ID at front desk. Reservations will be required prior to the event.


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September 11, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
28210 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003 United States
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