Heartland Connections — in partnership with the Kewanee Elks Lodge — will present QC country singer/songwriter Angela Meyer on Saturday, March 12th.

Meyer will be performing to help raise money for Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, a group dedicated to providing an opportunity for area World War II, Korea, and Vietnam veterans to visit the memorials in Washington D.C., dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.

Quad Cities Honor Flight veterans at the National Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Top priority is given to World War II and Korean War era veterans, or any veterans with a terminal illness. The intention is to honor our local and regional heroes who were selfless in their military duty with a free trip to visit their memorials.

Veterans within a 75-mile radius of the Quad Cities are encouraged to apply. The program operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Volunteers of all kinds plan and coordinate the flight events, and special guardians are trained to help escort the veterans on flight days.

The Heartland Connections event will take place at Kewanee Elks Lodge at 113 N. Tremont St., in downtown Kewanee, starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share. Drinks must be purchased on site. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and run approximately 90 minutes. Donations will be accepted for the cause, $10-20 per person is suggested; any amount is appreciated.

Angela Meyer is a country music artist who calls the Quad Cities home. Her live show explores many genres of music through acoustic covers, as well as her own country/western originals. She has played professionally around the QC area for over 10 years and has traveled far beyond to play shows anywhere from New Mexico to New York. Along the way, she’s graced stages of all sizes — including the National Finals Rodeo events in Las Vegas.

For more information on Meyer, visit her website.