WTC Artifact Journey to Colorado

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PRESS RELEASE from the Poudre Fire Authority:  Fort Collins, CO- “Thanks to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund (Terry Fund), Poudre Fire Authority has been granted the privilege of owning one of the last pieces of a World Trade Center (WTC) beam to be given to a community.” Continue reading WTC Artifact Journey to Colorado

Colorado Veterans Project Veterans Day

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Our Mission:  To enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our Veterans.

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Once again, Colorado Veterans Project is hosting  their annual Denver Veterans Day Run, Rejoice and Remember.   This event, now in its 7th year, will be held Sunday, November 8, 2015.  The 5K/10K race will begin at 8am on Denver’s Auraria Campus and continue Continue reading Colorado Veterans Project Veterans Day

Pets For Vets: New Dog Placement

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On May 23, 2015, volunteer JC Snider from Pets For Vets-Colorado, rescued another dog from being euthanized.   He is a purebred blue heeler.    She named him Tag, since she tagged him for adoption before his scheduled final day.  His previous owner had surrendered him.

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He must have realized he was one lucky dog.  JC reported he loved to snuggle and entertain her from day one. Continue reading Pets For Vets: New Dog Placement

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight @ DIA

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AT DIA MAKING THIS WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION SUCH A SUCCESS!  And Congratulations to Rocky Mountain Honor Flight for making another Washington, D.C. visit happen for our WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans.  The amount of time, energy, and fund-raising  for the volunteers of RMHF to continue to provide these much deserved trips can be daunting.  If not for this all-volunteer organization, most of these Veterans would never see the memorials dedicated to them for their sacrifice and service. Continue reading Rocky Mountain Honor Flight @ DIA

Patriot Guard Riders by Robert Waples

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Robert Waples & Grandson Troy Bystrom

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From the Colorado Patriot Guard Riders website:

“We don’t care what you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a “hawk” or a “dove”.  It is not a requirement to be a veteran.  It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your station in life is. You don’t even have to ride.  All we require is that you show respect for those who have served our country. Continue reading Patriot Guard Riders by Robert Waples

Team RWB, Celebrating 5 Years

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While attending different community events, I am fortunate to meet and dialogue with many people, Veterans and civilians, alike.    One of the organizations, I have found, that is truly reaching out to our service member population is Team Red, White, and Blue.  They encourage healthy options for our Veterans through exercise and social activity and invite civilians to be part of the “team.”  I am proud to be one of the 86,164 members.  If you have not heard of this dynamic organization, take a look.

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