Mar 03, 2020 7:00 AM
Barbara Nelson
Vietnam Era Veterans Celebration

The 60’s and 70’s were a contentious time in our country with much of the acrimony centered around the Vietnam War and the young men who served in that war.  Time has softened some of the harsh realities of this discord and one result seems to be a recognition that those called to serve were not the culprits.  In 2015, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) became committed, as a commemorative partner, to host community events that focused on special recognition to Vietnam veterans and their families for their service.  Recently, DAR made the decision to no longer host this community event.  In light of this, others within our community have taken up this cause.

Barbara Nelson is energetic and fearless in seizing opportunities and embracing causes about which she is passionate.  Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Nebraska majoring in French and Teaching, she credits her father as a major influence and role model in her kinetic life.  His military and entrepreneurial success set the example for her.  Barbara’s broad experience in the airline industry, running a family business, teaching, working on Wall Street and real estate has given her both the tools and confidence to tackle just about anything.  Since retiring seven years ago, she has been able to focus on projects near to her heart.  One such project is coordinating, along with Running W Therapeutic Riding Center, the Vietnam Era Veterans Celebration.  Join your friends and colleagues at Sunrise Rotary on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for breakfast, coffee, fellowship and Barbara Nelson’s presentation.