NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

 55 Water Street, New York, NY  10041

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Last week when I was in New York, I visited The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.  I had no idea how powerful that morning would be.

While walking around the site, I was caught up in the solemn and respectful experience this 90,000 square foot plaza stands for.  I was moved by what Mayor Koch and others were hoping to express in May 1985, on the tenth anniversary after the conclusion of the Vietnam era.  A dedication and parade were planned to officially  welcome home Vietnam Veterans.  Veterans who had not, in my opinion, received a positive reception.  At least that is not how I remember it.  Continue reading NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

New VA Outpatient Clinic in Colorado Springs


   Colorado Springs VA Outpatient Clinic

3141 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907

I am happy to report a recent addition has been added to benefit our veteran population!  A brand new VA Outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs has opened for their community-based patients .  After walking through this beautiful space and speaking with some of the volunteers manning the front desk, it was apparent they were proud to be part of this contemporary facility. Continue reading New VA Outpatient Clinic in Colorado Springs

How are you honoring a Veteran for Veterans Day?

November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day.

Although Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor all American Veterans both living and dead in all wars or peacetime, it is a day to especially give thanks to our living Veterans.

Since I have recently joined, some friends and I are  participating  on Saturday, November 8th in the 6th Annual Denver Veterans Day 5K/10K @ Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.  It is hosted by Colorado Veterans Project.  What better way to have the opportunity to show my gratitude in person and say:

“Thank you for what you have done for our country.”

Continue reading How are you honoring a Veteran for Veterans Day?