Honor Veterans at Commerce City’s
Memorial Day Parade
9:15 A.M. CEREMONY/10:00 A.M. PARADE START AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Colorado’s largest Memorial Day parade enters its 53rd year of honoring veterans Monday, May 29, 2017. The 1.5-mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m. at E. 64th Avenue and Newport Street, ending near the recreation center at 6060 E. Parkway Drive.
The family friendly, annual Memorial Day parade honors veterans for their service to the country. This year’s event will feature a skydiving tribute to our troops and more than 90 military units, bands, floats, antique cars and horse entries.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter will present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to this year’s grand marshals at the ceremony. The lapel pinning ceremony is part of a national program honoring military service members on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of where they served. The parade gets underway immediately following the ceremony.
The parade is held rain or shine. Parade participation and admission is free. More information and the route map is available at c3gov.com/parade.
WHAT: 53rd ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
• 9:15 a.m. ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6015 Forest Dr., Commerce City
• 10 a.m. Parade begins
WHERE: 1.5-mile parade route begins at the intersection of E. 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends just west of 6060 E. Parkway Drive, Commerce City.
When: 5/29 @ 10:00a
Where: Elizabeth Veteran Memorial Cemetery (located off Highway 86)
Open to the public
Guest speaker: SGM (retired) Meg West.
THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #161
60TH & LAMAR
The community is invited to attend a Memorial Day Service May 29 at 11:45 a.m. at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument.
Memorial Day is a day to honor the more than one million men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The Memorial Day Service is made possible by the work of volunteers Tom and Diane DiRito. The event includes participants from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Littleton Fire Rescue, Highlands Ranch American Legion Post 1260.
The program is hosted by Steffan Tubbs with KOA NewsRadio & The American Veteran Show
Arrive early and read the tiles at Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument prior to the event. Seating is not provided. Bring your own chair if standing for 25 minutes is an issue.
Call 303-791-0430 for more information.
Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, 9292 South Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
DTC LOCATION - 8100 EAST UNION AVE.
FREE ENTREE FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES, VETS & ACTIVE-DUTY
FREE ADMISSION FOR VETERANS TO "MEGAN LEAVEY" MAY 30TH
Members of active and retired military personnel will be able to see the movie Megan Leavey Movie for free across the country on May 30th at certain Regal Cinemas. Bleecker Street & LD Entertainment, AT&T THANKS, Regal Cinemas and MovieTickets.com are hosting 190 screenings for them. Tickets will be available starting tomorrow (Monday) at ww.att.com/thanksmilitary #MeganLeavey #ThanksMilitary
VETERAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE MELTING POT
Veteran’s Passport to Hope is excited to announce that for the entire month of May, we are the sponsored charity for The Melting Pot Restaurant in both Littleton and in Louisville. A portion of the proceeds from all the 4-course, charity wine dinners sold during the month of May will go to Veterans Passport to Hope! So grab a date and go eat for a great cause.
On Thursday June 22nd, The Melting Pot in Historic Old Town Littleton; the most awesome fondue place around; has graciously allowed Veteran’s Passport to Hope (VP2H) the use of their patio for a special night of Veteran appreciation.
The Melting Pot Veteran Appreciation Night Thursday, June 22, 2017
Check in: 6:00 PM Dinner at 7:00 PM
Tickets: 125.00 each, two for 250.00. 100% goes to VP2H, gratuity not included.
As part of the evening’s event, VP2H is honored to have US Army Specialist (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient Anthony “Tony” Drees as a special guest of honor in attendance, whom is also now VP2H’s Executive Director. Tony embodies a warrior spirit and what it means to fight. In 1991 Tony was wounded by a SCUD missile attack, which left 27 US troops dead, and an additional 98 injured. Tony now serves as a military transition expert, life coach, and mentor to many.
Veteran Community Impact with the Help of Our Donors and Supporters since 2012 (based on feedback from our beneficiaries):
- Funds raised and provided to Colorado based Veteran nonprofits more than $1,300,000.00
- Number of Veterans helped: 5,430
- Number of Veteran families helped: 4,573
- Total number of people helped or positively affected: 10,672
Please, join us!
- Price per person is $125, but tickets are sold by couples $250 per order.
- Menu choices:
- first course– Cheddar Cheese Fondue
- second course–choose between California Salad or Melting Pot House Salad
- third course — a wide selection of Filet Mignon, Shrimp, Sirloin, Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, Ravioli and Vegetables
- fourth course — Flaming Turtle or Pure Chocolate
- Wine type choice *for couples tickets: white or red wine, to be chosen on site.
- Cash bar if you would like more than one bottle of wine, However, sodas, coffee and tea are included!
- Rain Date: In the event of rain the rescheduled date will be June 29th, 2016.
- A Champagne toast is also included in the package.
2017 Wyoming Mental Health Summit
Little America Hotel & Resort
2800 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
AS PART OF THIS GATHERING OF WYOMING MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS, ACRONYM WILL SCREEN FROM 9A-10A
MOUNTAIN TIME MEDIA PROUDLY PRESENTS:
THE 2ND ANNUAL "TEE IT UP FOR PTSD AWARENESS" GOLF TOURNAMENT
(HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED LAST YEAR!)
2017 PLATINUM SPONSOR & PARTNER
MONDAY - OCTOBER 2, 2017
CHERRY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
1030A REGISTRATION/11A DRINKS & BALLS/1130A SHOTGUN
BEST BALL SCRAMBLE
MORE DETAILS SOON!
The Colorado High Plains Adventure:
Spring Farm Festival
Celebrate with the Colorado High Plains Adventure for the “Spring Farm Festival." NO admission fee and fun for all ages! Saturday May 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Caramel Apple Farm is located at 5690 South Tom Bay Ct., Bennett, CO. No dogs allowed. Please registered service dogs only.
We want to extend a big welcome to our Veterans. Bring a package of socks with you to the festival and qualify to enter a free drawing. Our deployed troops love getting new socks! Many farmers, ranchers and local businesses are gathering together at Caramel Apple Farm on May 27th to bring you the Spring Farm Festival.
Visit the May Farms booth to learn more about their special events, pumpkin patch, corn maze, barn dances, baked goods and dinners. Pick up some handmade jellies, jams and vegetables all made fresh from the gardens of Eastern Sky Alpacas. Come out, spend the day, enjoy live music, celebrate our veterans, eat and have fun.
While you are in the I-70 Corridor stop by for the 3rd Annual WarBird Auto Show at Front Range Airport located at 5200 Front Range Parkway in Watkins, Colorado.
The Jeppesen Engagement Team Presents
Thursday, May 25 - 11:30a to 12:30p
May is National Military Appreciation Month when we honor, remember, recognize and appreciate all military personnel; the men and women who have served throughout our history.
On May 25, we are honored to observe Military Appreciation Month with the showing of the documentary film, ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle with PTSD. It examines the post-war lives of more than a dozen Colorado veterans who experienced the worst of war and subsequently the mental trauma they brought home. This powerful film has been shown to veterans, military charities, VFW/American Legion posts and to lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
The film’s director, Steffan Tubbs, will introduce the film. Tubbs is the host of The American Veteran Show on KOA NewsRadio Saturdays at 6:00 am.
All attendees will receive a DVD of the film to share with friends and family members.
Ainsley Price Day of Service for Veterans
VOA Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive Denver80204
May 20, 2017 9:00a – 12:00p
Dogs play an important role in helping Veterans* cope with reintegration. Unfortunately, though, resources are not widely available to help provide veterinary care for their companions. In fact, many Veterans experiencing hardships choose between resources for themselves and their companion animals, potentially compromising their own welfare.
On Armed Forces Day, May 20 2017 - the “Ainsley Price Day of Service for Veterans” - Veterans won’t have to choose: veterinary students from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will provide exams and services to canine companions under the guidance of licensed veterinarians; case coordinators from Denver Public Health will conduct “Heart Health Screenings” for Veterans; and a representative from an in-home dog training company will offer dog behavior tips. Best of all, all services will be free in appreciation of Armed Forces Veterans’ service.
If you too would like to help please follow the La Alma-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association and donate to VOA’s “Peer Program.” “Peer Program” funds will be used for counseling and related services. Checks should be made payable to Volunteers of America Colorado with “Peer Program” in the memo line. You can also help by bringing a can(s) of food for the VOA’s Food Bank.
*Veterans: Please bring proof of service for validation prior to receiving services.
3rd Annual Luau!!
A very special thank you to our friends and partners, the Elk's Lodge #1650 in Littleton.
MAY 13, 2017, 6:00 PM
Vacations for Warriors' 3rd Annual V4W Luau
Littleton Elks Lodge #1650:
5749 S. Curtice St.
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tickets: $20 at the door. Prizes will be raffled off, including our grand prize of a Caribbean Cruise for 2, including airfare for 2 to Florida, during the Fall of 2017. Cruise is valued at $3,200.
Pig roast, live music with Ray Donovan and very special guests:
Jeff Kyle - brother of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle
John "Tig" Tiegen - co-author of 13 Hours
Wear your favorite tropical outfits.
UCC PARKER HILLTOP ART FAIR
Sat. May 29, 2017. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ACRONYM film project and used to distribute DVDs of the film. Art, food, music, crafts in beautiful Douglas County!
All the details and directions: www.uccparkerhilltop.org