Since its inception in 2017, VetsAid has raised over $2 million for veterans in need. The brainchild of guitarist Joe Walsh, an annual benefit concert has sat at the core of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization’s fundraising efforts.
While forced online for the past two years amidst pandemic, the live concert returned this year, taking place in Columbus, Ohio, where Walsh grew up, during Veterans Day weekend, with a goal of showcasing Ohio-born artists with personal connections to the military community.
For Walsh, the endeavor is a personal one, the guitarist having lost his father, a pilot, during a plane crash in Okinawa in 1949. Walsh was just a toddler when his father passed and his commitment to the community remains strong.