Military Service Members Receive Offer

Anyone currently serving in the military can now go online to receive free tickets for themselves and a guest to an upcoming event that will honor Vietnam Veterans. The Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations’ (IPBS’) SALUTE to Vietnam Veterans will include a concert by THE TEXAS TENORS and a preview of THE VIETNAM WAR, a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.

The new offer is made possible by sponsors and patrons of the event.  SALUTE takes place September 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis.

“What a great opportunity for people to come out and salute our Vietnam Veterans,” said event organizer Barbara Duke Sams. “We want military service members and their guests to sit alongside veterans and learn about the sacrifices of those who came before them.”

How Military Members Get Tickets

Free tickets for those who are currently serving are available at by using the promo code USA.  Military members should select from available seats indicated on the map and then print and bring the tickets to the event.

THE TEXAS TENORS are a three-time Emmy award winning vocal group and a top four finalist in the fourth season of America’s Got Talent.

In addition to the performance by THE TEXAS TENORS, the audience will be treated to a preview of THE VIETNAM WAR, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which will premiere on PBS stations September 17.  THE VIETNAM WAR tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never been told before on film. The documentary explores the human dimensions of the war through testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides–Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

SALUTE is presented by Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) representing the nine NPR radio and eight PBS television stations in Indiana. Together they engage and enrich each community through distinctive programs and services for ALL Hoosiers.  Learn more about IPBS at

Kate Shepherd Communications is proud to be associated with this event.


  1. Nancy Nixon on September 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    My husband served in Viet Nam in 1960s. Can we get the free tickets. I just seen where cheapest tickets were $192. and there is no way we could afford them.

    Thank you, Mrs John David Nixon, US Army

    • Kate Shepherd on September 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I checked with the organizers. Please go online and use the code USA to receive two free tickets. Thanks to those who purchased tickets and our sponsors, we are able to offer a few limited complimentary seats to veterans!