Category Archives: Past Events

6th West Metro Veterans Fair

6th West Metro Veterans Fair in Lakewood, Colorado

WWII Veteran Maurice L. Howland

The 6th West Metro Veterans Fair, once again, provided our veterans with a one stop information and services available to veterans.  WWII Veteran Maurice L. Howland, who attended the fair, will be 95 this January.  Since the 6th West Metro Veterans Fair is focused on our veterans well-being and health, the face of Mr. Howland and all of our veterans are important reminders why this non-profit informational fair is so significant .  With the information and help for our veterans and their families found at this event, the intention is for all of our veterans to celebrate their 95th birthday, and beyond.

Many organizations, and volunteers from our veteran and civilian communities work together to accomplish this goal.  Following are just a few of the forty six exhibitors who participated in the 6th West Metro Veterans Fair. Continue reading 6th West Metro Veterans Fair

5th West Metro Veterans Fair

Another successful West Metro Veterans Fair has come and gone in Lakewood, CO.  Many thanks to all of the hard working volunteers and especially the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777 for making this years 5th West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) a success.

According to veteran Scott Hefty, the City of Lakewood Municipal Court Chief Probation Officer, organizer of this event: “The WMVF is designed to increase awareness of non-profit programs and services available for veterans and their families by highlighting employment, housing, educational, recreational and resource opportunities.  This is a veteran-driven and community inspired event with the goal of connecting veterans/families with people and resources.”

The following are a few of the forty-three veteran organizations who participated in the West Metro Veterans Fair.

Vietnam Veterans of America #1071, Veterans Terry Ritenour, Cliff Fejfar, and Jose Gonzales

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West Metro Veterans Fair 2016

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Mary Ann Valeska welcoming WWII Navy Veteran Robert Eccles to the West Metro Veterans Fair

The West  Metro Veterans Fair gathered 40+ exhibitors for their 2016 Fair held at the Elks Lakewood Lodge #1777.  Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul gave opening remarks.  City Councilman Pete Roybal presented Vietnam War Veterans with a 50th Anniversary lapel pin.   Nurses were available to administer FREE Flu shots, along with blood pressure and glucose readings.  It was a beautiful day where a FREE lunch was provided by the Lakewood Elks Club and the Friends of Valor Point outside on the patio. Continue reading West Metro Veterans Fair 2016

Final Roll Call at Ft. Logan

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Final Roll Call for Thirty Veterans

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, thirty unclaimed veterans received a dignified burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.  The final roll call included ringing a bell after each name was read out loud.  These veterans were finally honored, remembered, and laid to rest due to the efforts of many.  This project has been a top priority for the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1071.  Without their dedication and tenacity, these unclaimed veterans would not have a name. Continue reading Final Roll Call at Ft. Logan

Re-Dedication of a Lakewood Memorial

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Re-Dedication of WWII Memorial, Lakewood High School, 9700 W. 8th Ave., Lakewood CO

“LEST WE FORGET, THOSE OF LAKEWOOD SCHOOLS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II:     Rags  (Radcliffe) Addenbrooke, Ray Junior Brannaman, John B. Bray, Dale Broman, D. Eugene Cline, John A. Dorak, Herman William Gerke, James B. Jellison Jr., Danny E. Johnson, Kenneth Mayberry, Robert M. Molholm, James D. Smith.”

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WWII Memorial & RMHF

Friends of the National World War II Memorial Chairman Ambassador F. Haydn Williams presents a wreath at the WWII Memorial on Memorial Day 2007.  The WWII Memorial was formally dedicated in 2004.  (Photo from Friends of the WWII Memorial website)

Do you know who is considered the Father of the World War II Memorial?  On a recent trip to this National Memorial, RMHF answered the question.  www.rockymountainhonorflight.org Continue reading WWII Memorial & RMHF

CO FreedomRide & Volunteer Gloria Clough

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Gloria Clough & Family, Eyrik Allen, Lawson Clough, Wesley Allen

Did you know the Annual National Colorado FreedomRide just finished its 7th year?  It took place in Colorado on May 21, 2016.  The State Coordinator for our Colorado chapter is volunteer, Gloria Clough.  Although Gloria has been occupied, along with all her volunteers who organize this event, she found time to share some thoughts.  Her passion to honor the men and woman who answered the call for their country is truly inspiring.  www.cofreedomride.com

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Department of Interior Video

Department of Interior Video

There were many stories, comments, poems, and prayers that were highlighted for Veterans Day this week.  After seeing the disturbing images from Paris, I  thought it might be a good idea to add another page to honor our military community.  A friend of mine just sent me this Department of Interior video which I would like to share with all of you.  It is on you tube. Continue reading Department of Interior Video

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

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Information provided by Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America:

There is no bigger day for our community than Veterans Day!

Veterans and supporters share in a common goal: camaraderie.  And on November 11 we will do it in a bigger and better way than ever before.  Whether it is Fifth Avenue in New York City, or Main Street in your home town, Veterans Day is the day to connect, unite and empower veterans, as well as remind supporters, friends and family of what veterans have given, and what they have to give going forward. Continue reading Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

Pets For Vets at The Ginn Mill

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The Ginn Mill
2041 Larimer Street
Denver, CO  80205

Make a Difference Mondays

“We love supporting the local and national non-profit community with our Make a Difference Mondays.  Each Monday, all proceeds go to the charity that is participating.”

On November 2, 2015, the Ginn Mill is hosting another Make a Difference Mondays to help Pets For Vets-Denver.  Come and enjoy a fun-filled time in this laid back atmosphere.  The proceeds generated will assist PFV in uniting a Veteran with a four-legged friend. Continue reading Pets For Vets at The Ginn Mill