Jonas To Help Present Lincoln Awards For Service To Veterans

Nick Jonas, Jerry Lewis, Gavin DeGraw and other entertainers are joining forces to honor those who serve and support U.S. veterans and military families.

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"WIOQ Q102 Jingle Ball," Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

During a musical special Wednesday, 10 individuals and corporations will receive the inaugural Lincoln Awards. The honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Segway inventor and bionic arm creator Dean Kamen, Fisher House Foundation CEO Ken Fisher and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its commitment to hire 100,000 veterans by 2018.

NBC’s Brian Williams will host “The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family” at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The show will be broadcast in May on PBS.

The New York City-based Friars Club for entertainers created the new awards to answer President Abraham Lincoln’s call to care for the nation’s veterans and their families.