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Nick Jonas to help present Lincoln Awards to honor veterans

Dec 5, 2014. Nick Jonas performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Dec 5, 2014. Nick Jonas performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  (The Associated Press)

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.

Ten individuals and corporations will receive the inaugural Lincoln Awards during a musical special Wednesday. 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 in the name of President Abraham Lincoln.