The Lincoln Awards
Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families.
Get to know Dick Young, recipient of the 2015 Standard Bearer Lincoln Award. A staunch, pragmatic advocate for veterans returning home, Rear Admiral (Retired) Dick Young heads the Colorado Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Over the course of his tenure, he has built it into largest ESGR State Committee in the country. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Bruce Springsteen, recipient of the 2015 Entertainer Lincoln Award. Rock star Bruce Springsteen has been a strong supporter of veterans for several decades, having dedicated many of his tracks and performances to Vietnam Veterans of America. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Dean Kamen, recipient of the 2015 Medical & Science Lincoln Award. Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. After eight years of research, Kamen has developed a prosthetic arm with near-natural control to improve quality of life for amputees. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Kayla Williams, recipient of the 2015 Artistic Lincoln Award. Williams, an Iraq veteran, is the author of several books, including Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her experiences negotiating the changing demands on today’s military. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Britnee Kinard, recipient of the 2015 Caregiver Lincoln Award. In July 2014, Kinard founded the SD Gunner Fund, inspired by her 15-month struggle to get her husband’s service dog approved by the V.A. Through the fund, she provides assistance to soldiers and their families in Evans County, GA. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Aloe Blacc celebrates the inaugural Lincoln Award recipients with his hit “Love Is The Answer.”
Enjoy a musical celebration of awards recognizing supporters of veterans and military families. Appearances by Dr. Jill Biden, The American Military Spouses Choir, Alec Baldwin, Jon Bernthal, Aloe Blacc, Whitney Cummings, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Jonas and more.
Gavin DeGraw celebrates the inaugural Lincoln Award Recipients with his hit “Soldier.”
Get to know Justin Constantine, recipient of the 2015 Veteran Lincoln Award. Despite a gunshot wound to the head in Iraq in 2006, Constantine has made outstanding contributions to veterans and wounded warriors through his fundraising, leadership, advocacy, community outreach, peer mentoring, and speaking and media appearances. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Ken Fisher, recipient of the 2015 Citizen Lincoln Award. Fisher is Chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that constructs “comfort homes” for families of hospitalized military personnel and veterans. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Team Rubicon, recipient of the 2015 Non-Profit Citizen Lincoln Award. Team Rubicon deploys veterans and first responders to disasters around the world, supporting not only local communities in their greatest times of need, but also empowering veterans who are searching for a sense of purpose after their military experience. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Jacqueline Garrick, recipient of the 2015 Public Service Lincoln Award. Garrick is a social worker, U.S. Army veteran and policy analyst. Her own military and clinical experiences have inspired a 30-year career focused on educating and advocating service members, veterans and their families, as well as advancing treatments for PTSD. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Get to know Walmart, recipient of the 2015 Corporate Citizen Lincoln Award. Walmart has a rich history with veterans, those continuing to serve and military families. Launched in 2013, the Welcome Home Commitment offers veterans priority access to open jobs throughout the U.S. Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Enjoy a musical celebration of awards recognizing supporters of veterans and military families. Appearances by Dr. Jill Biden, The American Military Spouses Choir, Alec Baldwin, Jon Bernthal, Aloe Blacc, Whitney Cummings, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Jonas and more. Premieres Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.