Local veterans organizations benefit from VetsAids concert

Joe Walsh with wife, Margorie Bach. Photos by Bill Bungard

The second annual VetsAid concert, organized by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and multi-Grammy Award winning musician Joe Walsh, was a huge success Sunday, Nov. 11 at a sold out show at the Tacoma Dome. Stars donated their time to raise funds and awareness for small local vets organizations that, according to Walsh, “really need the funds to help keep them going.” His father having died during the Vietnam War, Walsh was inspired to get the word out about the many soldiers coming home critically injured and emotionally struggling. Walsh chose Tacoma largely due to the military presence here on the West coast. Walsh also took the time to visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord during his visit.

Performers included Joe Walsh, Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, HAIM and special guest Ringo Starr for a performance that concertgoers won’t soon forget. During a press conference, Walsh offered a special message to veterans: “People are aware you’re having a difficult time – pick up the phone. Thank you for your service, for your pain and sacrifice.”

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