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
Volunteer Venita Collier
Meet volunteer Venita Collier. She is a (VAVS) Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services representative for the Colorado State Elks Association, and has been for the last three years. Venita’s Elks Lodge is #1777 in Lakewood, CO. She is very proud of her participation with this organization, and what it does for the community. Venita Collier: “There is no greater reward than to serve those who gave so much in serving our country. It is a blessing to be able to give them joy and the joy I receive words cannot express.” Continue reading Venita Collier and Elks Lodge #1777
Navy Vietnam Veteran Richard Cox
What makes Richard Cox a true American hero? After reading about his twenty years of military experience, his determination to make a difference regarding veteran challenges, and watching the following video, you will agree. “Richard is a strong, silent man who is very dedicated to veterans, and their causes.” This comment came from Judy Atencio. Ms. Atencio, is an advocate for veterans and also an associate member of VVA Chapter 1071. She has witnessed his tenacity for veterans time and time again, while being part of various veteran issues with VVA Chapter 1071. For example, recently, important headway has been made with, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015, currently in Congress. Without active veteran commitment with veterans like Richard Cox, there is no face to the cause. His leadership, has helped bring positive results. Continue reading An American Hero: Veteran Richard Cox