Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Veteran and Service Member Discounts

VETERAN AND SERVICE MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Happy July 4th! For this independence day topic, we decided to acknowledge veteran and service member discounts.  Angelica Marie Dela Cruz from DealHack has kindly provided an updated list for StarSpangledBoomerang.com to share.

From their website: “The Dealhack Military Discount Guide is the result of our quarterly survey of brands that offer active-duty military and veteran discounts. Every three months, we independently verify each and every store on this list.” Continue reading Veteran and Service Member Discounts

2018 West Metro Veterans Fair

2018 West Metro Veterans Fair

Once again, Scott Hefty, (Retired U.S. Army) and his team are gearing up for another important event for veterans!  The 6th annual West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) will be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Lakewood Elks Lodge 1777, 1455 Newland St.,  Lakewood, Colorado.

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Upcoming West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF)

UPCOMING WEST METRO VETERANS FAIR (WMVF)

Once again, Lakewood is gearing up for their annual West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF).  Veteran Scott Hefty, the City of Lakewood Municipal Court Chief Probation Officer, is at the helm of this important event.  Please share this information with our veteran community .  This year’s date is Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 1pm to 4pm.

From Scott Hefty:  “The West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) is now in its 5th year.   This event originally started out as a grass-roots endeavor in 2013.   It was developed by the City of Lakewood to provide an informative forum for veterans and their family members.  Veterans were able to learn about and access the wide variety of services and interventions available by non-profit organizations as well as at the local, state and the federal government level. This veterans fair has grown into the event it is today  through the efforts of many, including Lodge #1777.

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2017 Armed Forces FreedomRide

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Get ready, Get set, and Ride again for another Annual National Armed Forces FreedomRide.  This is the 8th year for this fun celebration with a community who recognizes that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.  If you have not yet attended this holiday event, come pay your respects to those that have served and those that are currently serving.  Veteran volunteer coordinator Gloria Clough: “Bikers across the Nation will Ride to Honor and Show their Support for all Armed Forces Veterans of War, Pow, MIA, KIA, WIA and Our Troops!” Continue reading 2017 Armed Forces FreedomRide

Gloria’s Hope Cancer Fundraiser

GLORIA’S HOPE CANCER FUNDRAISER is Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Gloria & Family, Tabby, Landon, Lawson, Aubrey and Wesley

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO, come support Veteran Gloria Clough who is battling cancer for the third time.  Gloria’s Hope is a fundraiser to aid this remarkable woman with her mounting cancer medical bills.

Musical guests include headliner band: The Tah Tahs, plus:   Broken Timeline, Trouble Bound, Pyrokittens, and Orphan Sun. Continue reading Gloria’s Hope Cancer Fundraiser

Sept. 11th: The Mission Continues

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  Join Denver’s 1st Service Platoon, with support from the Colorado Springs Service Platoon and participate with The Mission Continues.  This years service project is at Mount Saint Vincent.  In case you are not familiar with The Mission Continues, the following is from their website: https://www.missioncontinues.org/about/

“The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.  We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

Since our founding, we have always been a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing together veterans and innovative community organizations to create transformational change for communities in need all across the country. Continue reading Sept. 11th: The Mission Continues

West Metro Veterans Fair: Scott Hefty

West Metro Veterans Fair

2013 Veterans Fair

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1pm – 5pm, Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland Street, Lakewood

Greetings from Scott Hefty,

To everybody who has agreed to participate in the 2016 West Metro Veterans Fair (WMVF) – THANK YOU!  We have 39 non-profits on this year’s vendor list which is a new record for us.  Speaking of records, if we want to increase the number of WMVF attendees from 2015 we need everybody to pitch in and help spread the word by posting posters, handing out rack cards, posting WMVF information on your social media websites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and in your newsletters as well as sharing this information with any veterans or other non-profits you are in contact with in order to get the word out to our veteran community.

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Team RWB & Jill Orr

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Jill Orr, Team RWB’s Denver Veteran Outreach Leader

Team Red, White & Blue is a fast growing organization of veterans and civilians alike.  Team RWB’s mission:  “To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”  It is easy to identify members at an event.  They proudly display Old Glory and wear Team RWB shirts.  Civilian volunteer Jill Orr is the Veteran Outreach Leader in the Denver Chapter. www.teamrwb.org Continue reading Team RWB & Jill Orr

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

VVA #1071 – Come Show Respect

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PRESS RELEASE:

Contact: Bill Hilliard (303)278-9770, outreach.vva1071@comcast.net

Vietnam Veterans of America and Olinger Hampden and Eastlawn Cemeteries

to Inter Unclaimed Remains of 30 Veterans

June 25th at 10:30am at Fort Logan National Cemetery

(Lakewood, CO) – VVA #1071 will conduct a final roll call and interment of the unclaimed, cremated remains of 30 veterans at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver CO (303) 761-0117, at Columbarium No. 1 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:30am – rain or shine.  The public is invited.  There is limited seating, reserved for those unable to stand for the 30 to 40 minute ceremony.  Close-in parking is limited, but a circulating shuttle will pick up at shelters A, B and C as well as the visitor’s center. (Cemetery Map). Continue reading VVA #1071 – Come Show Respect