Veteran’s Day events and discounts across Colorado
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Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11. There are numerous events across Colorado.
Today through Nov. 12
Denver clothing/hygiene item drive The Fairmount Heritage Foundation is collecting clothing and hygiene items for men and women to be donated to the Denver Veteran’s Hospital. Donations of the following items are being accepted: hats, gloves, and scarves, all sizes, for men and women; underwear and socks, all sizes, for men and women; toiletries for men and women; sunscreen and lipbalm. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 12 at the Fairmount Cemetery and Mortuary Office, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver; and at Riverside Cemetery, 2501 Brighton Blvd., Denver, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5, 8 and 10, and from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Info: call 303-322-3895 or e-mail email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 11
Veterans cut-a-thon Sport Clips Haircuts is having a “Cut-a-Thon Nov. 11 during which $1 per hair care service will be donated to “Help a Hero” through Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation Uplink, a program that makes free phone calls home available to US service members. For info or to locate a store, visit sportclips.com/storelocator.
Aurora breakfast Antelope Ridge Elementary School, 5455 S. Tempe Street, Aurora, is hosting a Veterans Breakfast from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with students singing patriotic songs, special artwork in the hallways, a Veterans wall in the front lobby and flags along the school driveway. Info: 720-886-3300.
Aurora ceremony, lunch There will be an honoring ceremony for military men, women and dependents and a free job expo with Military-friendly employers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, Denver South Campus, 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora. The event is sponsored by the Student Veteran’s Organization at Colorado Technical University in Denver and features a catered BBQ lunch and a 5-0/50 raffle, with half of the proceeds going towards purchasing Thanksgiving turkeys for underprivileged families in the Denver-area. Employers participating in the job expo include: The US Forest Service, Target, Denver’s RTD, Hire Smart, Soft Tech Solutions, Excelsior Youth Center, Global Technology Resources, KBC Advanced Technologies and Evolver. RSVPs are encouraged. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 303-623-2372.
Aurora breakfast and ceremony There will be a Veterans Day Continental Breakfast hosted by Student Leadership and JROTC at 7 a.m. at Cherokee Trail High School, 25901 E. Arapahoe Pkwy. North, Aurora. There will be performances by the CTHS band and choir. From 7:10 to 7:25 a.m., there will be a Veterans Day Ceremony including a Presentation of Colors. Patriotic artwork from all schools in the CTHS feeder area will be on display. Info: 720-886-1940.
Aurora reception Smoky Hill High School, 16100 E. Smoky Hill Road, Aurora, is hosting a Veterans Day Community Reception from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info: 720-886-5300.
Aurora free lunch Neighborhood EATS Food Truck is serving up free lunch meals for disabled Veterans, family and staff on Nov. 11 at the Colorado State and Veteran’s Nursing Home, 1919 Quentin St., Aurora.
Aurora assembly Overland High School is having a Veterans Day Assembly at 1:30 p.m. featuring a Walk of Flags, Presentation of Colors, a performance by the marching band, Cecilians Choir performance, patriotic slide show and recognition of military guests. Info: 720-747-3872.
Aurora breakfast Horizon Community Middle School, 3981 S. Reservoir Road, Aurora, is having Veterans Day Breakfast at 7 a.m.to honor and thank veterans for their service. Info: 720-866-6108.
Aurora breakfast, assembly Dakota Valley Elementary, 3950 S. Kirk Way, Aurora, is having a Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly at 7:45 a.m. featuring second grade singers, students sharing their writing about what it means to be a hero, and staff members participating in a choral reading of tribute. Info: 720-886-3000.
Aurora veterans event Members of the 710th Security Forces Squadron, 310th Space wing at Buckley Air Force Base; and members of the Denver Sheriff’s Department will visit veterans at 10:30 a.m. at the State Veterans Nursing Home at Fitzsimons, 1919 Quentin St., Aurora. Denver Hospice hosts a Veterans Day program for military veterans that includes 1940s era music (at 10 a.m.), plus patriotic music played by the Bill Watkins Band. Buckley airmen and Denver Sheriff’s Department Deputies will pin veterans with patriotic ribbons, visit with veterans to hear their stories, give a talk and stay for lunch.
Boulder concert A free Veterans Day concert, including selections from Copland, Ward and Sousa, featuring the University of Colorado, Boulder Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus. Info: 303-492-8008.
Boulder Veterans ceremony The University Medical Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is having a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. There will be a dedication of plaques honoring the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony also features Maj. David M. Rozelle, commanding officer of the CU-Boulder Army ROTC program. Other speakers include: Carlos Gardia, UMC director, CU-Boulder student Tiffanie Battram, UMC board chair, and opening speaker Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. A reception will follow in the UMC Veterans Lounge.
Denver cemetery service The Fairmount Heritage Foundation is having a “Veteran’s Remembered,” service at 1 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St., Denver. There will also be a free historic tour, “Military Veterans of Fairmount.” Meet at the Gate Lodge for the tour. Donations of the following items are needed for donation to the Denver Veteran’s Hospital: hats, gloves and scarves of all sizes for men and women; underwear and warm sock of all sizes for men and women; toiletry items for men and women; sunscreen; and lip balm. Info: 303-322-3895 or fairmountheritagefoundation.org.
Denver cemetery service The Fairmount Heritage Foundation is having a “Veteran’s Remembered,” service at 1 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd. There will also be a free historic tour, “The Civil War.” at Riverside Cemetery. Donations of the following items are needed for donation to the Denver Veteran’s Hospital: hats, gloves and scarves of all sizes for men and women; underwear and warm sock of all sizes for men and women; toiletry items for men and women; sunscreen; and lip balm. Info: 303-322-3895 or fairmountheritagefoundation.org.
Applebee’s offers free meals Applebee’s restaurants are serving free meals to Veterans and active duty military personnel on Nov. 11 to say “thank you” to veterans and troops on Veteran’s Day. Simply show proof of military service, such as a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, DDT214 Citation or Commendation, your U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or your Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW). Alternatively, provide a photograph of yourself in your military uniform — or, come into your neighborhood Applebee’s wearing it. Info: applebees.com/about-us/faq.
Texas Roadhouse offers free meals Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the Denver area are serving free lunches to Veterans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All veterans, including active, retired or former military, can choose one of 10 entrees, plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee. Proof of service includes military or VA card or discharge papers. Locations: 14200 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora; 5515 Vance St., Arvada; 10310 Grant St., Thornton; 10066 W. San Juan Way, Littleton; 11205 S. Parker Road, Thornton; or 2301 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont. Info: texasroadhouse.com.
Great Scotts Eateries and Jays Grille and Bar offer free mealsTo honor veteran, a free meal up to $8 will be given to all veterans (with military ID) at the following restaurants: Great Scotts Eatery, 1551 N. Cortez, Denver, 303-428-3558; Great Scotts Eatery, 7510 US Hwy. 287, No. A, Broomfield, 303-469-5291; and Jays Grille and Bar, 7820 Washington St., Denver, 303-288-5297
Famous Dave’s BBQ offers free meals Famous Dave’s BBQ is honoring Colorado Veterans and active duty military with a free “Two Meat Salute” from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Each veteran/active duty military servicemen or servicewomen who visit Famous Dave’s BBQ will receive a free Two Meat Salute which includes their choice of two meats, one side, a cornbread muffin and corn-on-the-cob. Veterans must provide proof of service such as a military ID, DD214 or a Veterans organization card (American Legion and VFW). Locations: 7557 E. 36th Ave. Denver; 15725 E. Briarwood Circle, Aurora; 16539 N. Washington St., Thornton; 8330 Razorback Road, Colorado Springs; 2880 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins; and 2440 Hwy. 6 7 50, Grand Junction. Info: 303-918-4108 or facebook/com/famousdavescolorado.
Free car wash Autawash is honoring all veterans and active military on Nov. 11 with a free Wheel Express Full-Service Car Wash (a $20.9 value) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: 7919 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, 303-694-2370; Riverboat Car Wash, 3480 S. Poplar St., Denver, 303-756-1560; and 2291 S. Havana St., Aurora, 303-695-9331.
Broomfield ceremony The Broomfield Veterans Museum will have its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Broomfield High School Auditorium, 1 Eagle Way. The event is free and open to the public. Lt. Col. Andrew Ulrich, US Army, will deliver the keynote address. The Broomfield Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors. Music will be provided by the 101st Army National Guard Band, Broomfield High School Jazz Band and the Broomfield Civic Chorus. The ceremony will close with Taps. Following the ceremony, a reception and open house will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Broomfield Memorial Museum, 12 Garden Center. Info: http://broomfieldveterans.wordpress.com/ or call Vance Rasmussen at 303-902-6521 or Larry Hasty at 303-883-4078.
Centennial breakfast and assembly From 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Franklin Elementary, 1603 E. Euclid Ave, Centennial, there will be a coffee and donuts breakfast for local veterans followed by an assembly from 9 to 10 a.m. during which the audience will observe a moment of silence, a Red Cross representative will describe the history of Red Cross service to Armed Forces and unveil a giant thank you banner (signed by the elementary students) and students will present thank you paintings to the veterans. Info: coloradoredcross.org/veteransday.
Free beverages for Veterans On Nov. 11, Circle K Stores are offering a free coffee or fountain drink, any size, to veterans and active duty military. To find a local participating Circle K, visit CircleK.com.
Colorado Springs panel Veterans Remember – Session 1 – “How To Tell a True War Story,” a program inviting veterans to share, presented as part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series, will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. There will be coffee, muffins and fruit. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Colorado Springs panel Veterans Remember – Session 2 – “How To Tell a True War Story,” is a program inviting veterans to share, presented as part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series. The event starts at 1 p.m. at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Colorado Springs lecture “Operation Warrior Wellness: The Warrior and Meditation,” a keynote address by Col. Brian Rees, M.D., U.S. Army Medical Corps, with discussant Antione Johnson, Founder of the Warrior Relaxation Response Center – on relaxation techniques related to resiliency and recovery, is presented as part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Veterans jobs roundtable Senator Michael Bennet will be at a “Veterans Jobs Roundtable with Major Employers,” at 1 p.m. at the GE Johnson Building, 25 N. Cascade Ave., Ste. 400, Colorado Springs.
Senator Bennet talk Senator Michael Bennet will talk at 2:15 p.m. to clients at AspenPointe Health Programs, Administration Building, 525 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.
Senator Bennet visit Senator Michael Bennet will visit Crawford House Transitional Housing, 415 S. Weber St., Colorado Springs, at 3:15 p.m.
Colorado Springs videos “Roosters Remembers – The Veterans Video Project,” an opportunity for Colorado Springs-area Veterans who would like to share their stories on video to be produced by Steve Mack of Impact Video Production, will be available on Nov. 11 at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, 1466 W. Garden of the Gods Road. In addition to preserving the stories, edited portions of the interview may be used at Roosters, the Mountain Post Historical Center and other locations. This is a way to honor veterans and support the Mountain Post Historical Center by offering vets of World War II, Korea and beyond the chance to preserve their stories for the future. Info: contact Rachel Valdes at 1-866-543-6308.
Colorado Springs movie “The Dryland,” a film about a young soldier returning to his wife from Iraq, battling PTSD, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in the Screening Room at Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center on the Colorado College campus, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. The film screening is part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series and will be followed by a debriefing panel. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Colorado Springs legal advice The Colorado Bar Association will be offering free legal assistance to veterans, service members and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citadel Mall on the upper level of the food court area near guest services, 750 Citadel Drive East. The event is hosted by the El Paso Bar Association. Info: cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/55/subID/27279/DPPLE/.
Senator Bennet visit At 10 a.m., Senator Michael Bennet will visit the Bo Mathews Center, 3030 Downing St., Denver and Four Quarters Veterans Housing, 3150 Downing St., Denver.
Denver ceremony A Veteran’s Day Celebration to honor veterans will be from 10 to 11:340 a.m. at The Spearly Center, 2205 W. 29th Ave., Denver. There will be a guest speaker and a presentation of appreciation awards to veterans. The event will be held in the main dining room; light refreshments will be served. Info: 303-458-1112.
Senator Bennet visit At 10:45 a.m., Senator Michael Bennet will visit Veterans Green Jobs Headquarters, 2627 W. 6th Ave., Denver.
Denver breakfast Veterans Green Jobs, a national, veteran-focused nonprofit organization, will host its second annual Veterans Day Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Denver Police Protective Association, 2105 Decatur St. The event was created to honor and applaud the generations of military veterans who have served our nation. This year’s breakfast will feature keynote speaker James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Colorado and Wyoming. Governor Hickenlooper will also be in attendance. Sponsorships, featuring tables of 8, start at $350. Individual tickets cost $35. Veterans Green Jobs is actively seeking sponsorships for veterans who would like to attend the breakfast. Proceeds from the event benefit Veterans Green Jobs’ programs that prepare military veterans for meaningful employment in the green jobs sector. Info: contact Leigha at 720-236-1300, ext. 5506. Table reservations: visit http://veteransgreenjobs.org/newsandevents/events/breakfast.
“Thank You” banner signing From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery at 16th and Curtis St., The Red Cross will have a giant “Thank You” banner for members of the public to sign as a way to thank veterans and active military for their service. Red Cross Volunteers will hand out free coffee for veterans and active duty military. Info: coloradoredcross.org/veteransday.
Denver legal advice The Colorado Bar Association will be offering free legal assistance to veterans, service members and their families from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Matthews Center, 3030 Downing St., Denver. Senator Michael Bennet will stop by at 9:30 a.m. Info: cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/55/subID/27279/DPPLE/.
Fort Logan National Cemetery program
A Veterans Day Program will be at 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Col. Christopher Petty, Chief of Staff, COANG. Guest speaker will be Congressman Mike Coffman, 6th District Colorado. The Veterans Day Address will be given by Lucretia McClenny, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Durango parade The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031 Members and members of the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries are sponsoring the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Durango. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Main Avenue and College and will continue north on Main to 12th Street. The VFM Post at 1550 Main Ave. will host an open house immediately after the parade.
Evergreen ceremony Green Ridge Meadow Apartments, 31250 John Wallace Road, Evergreen, is celebrating Veteran’s Day by retiring their old American flag and replacing it with a new one at 11:11 a.m. Local firefighters and Cub Scout//Boy Scout troops will attend. There will be light refreshments served.
Fort Collins breakfast A Veteran’s Day breakfast will be at 7 a.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. This year’s celebration will features Kelly Gallagher Abbott. The honor guard from the Colorado State University Wing Walkers will present the colors at 8 a.m. A program will follow. Breakfast will be served until 10 a.m. Info: 970-221-6644.
Fort Collins celebration A Veteran’s Day Celebration, with a chili lunch, cinnamon rolls, lemonade and free chair massages, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Institute of Business and Medical Careers campus locations in Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont and Cheyenne. Participating campus locations: 3842 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 970-223-2669; 5400 W. 11th St., Ste D., Greeley, 970-356-4733; 2315 N. Main St., Longmont, 303-651-6819; and 1854 Dell Range Blvd., Cheyenne, 307-433-8363.
Fruita poppies American Legion will present poppies to Veterans at 10 a.m. at Family Health West, The Willows, 23 N. Cherry St. Fruita. There will be pie and cider; family and friends are welcome.
Fruita poppies American Legion will present poppies to Veterans at 1 p.m. at Family Health West, The Oaks, 805 W. Ottley Ave., Fruita. There will be pie and cider; family and friends are welcome.
Fruita celebration A Veterans Day Celebration will be at 11 a.m. at the Fruita Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, at I-70 and Service Road at the rest area.
Grand Junction ceremony Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, is having a Flag Raising Ceremony at 8 a.m. in front of Lowle Hinie Hall.
Greenwood Village reception
Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Ave., Greenwood Village, is having a Veterans Reception hosted by the school and Future Soldiers of America at 7:30 a.m. Girls’ 21 will perform the National Anthem, Future Soldiers of America will present a slide show and speakers will recognize veterans on the CCHS staff and from the community. The campus will be decorated for the reception. Info: 720-554-2285.
Lafayette acupuncture Left Hand Community Acupuncture, 101 W. Cannon St., Lafayette, is offering free acupuncture sessions to all veterans and military personnel on Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. Acupuncture has been said to benefit those suffering from stress, PTSD, addictions and pain. Info: 720-248-8626 or lefthandacu.com.
Lakewood donation drive A Soldier’s Wish List is holding a donation drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the food Court at Colorado Mills Mall. A Soldiers Wish List sends care packages to troops serving overseas. Donations of the following items are needed: personal hygiene items, snacks, drink mixes, microwavable meals, games (hand held and board), sporting equipment, Mens Health magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, white or black gym socks, underwear, books, pens, paper, envelopes, and Christmas and Hannukah decorations so they can decorate for the holidays. Some soldiers have asked for assistance for their families for the holidays. Toys, games and clothing are being collected for soldiers’ families. The list wish includes: Nintendo DS portable systems, Playstation 3 games, football/baseball gear, play house or play kitchen items, dress up items including dresses and make up, and clothing, sizes 32-34 for boys, size 7 and 8 for younger boys, size 3 and 1 shoes, size 5t for girls and 11 in shoes. Info: contact Melinda at 303-400-9254 or email@example.com.
Littleton ceremony The 11th anniversary of the City of Littleton World War II Memorial will be at 11 a.m. at Ketring Park, 6000 S. Gallup St.
Parker assembly There will be a Veterans Day assembly at 7:30 a.m. at Cimarron Middle School, 12130 Canterberry Pkwy., Parker. Students have written letters to Veterans on decorated flags, which are on display at the school. Info: 720-433-0120.
Longmont parade The annual Longmont Veteran’s Day Parade starts at 11:11 a.m. on Main Street. There will also be a fly-over of two F-16’s.
Wheat Ridge ceremony There will be a free Veterans Day service at 9 a.m. at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Keynote speaker will be Vietnam Veteran Artie Guerrero and the event features the dedication of the cemetery’s five-block historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Veterans who served in the Grand Army of the Republic, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II are among those who rest within the historic district. Info: 303-233-461 or visit crownhillfuneral.com.
Wounded veterans fundraiser Safeway is launching a three-day in-store fundraiser to support wounded veterans Nov. 11-13. The fundraiser will allow Safeway customers to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or make a flat dollar donation in any amount at the check stand. Donations benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Free recreation sites The US Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day use recreation sites for Veteran’s Day weekend in recognition of current and former servicemen and women.
Free parks Colorado National Monument, Fruita, is waiving fees Nov. 11-13 to commemorate Veterans Day. Veterans and active military personnel and their families who visit during Veterans Day Weekend will receive a 10% discount on all items in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the Visitor Center. Info: 970-858-3617, ext. 360.
Free parks Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, 11500 Hwy. 150, Mosca, is waiving fees Nov. 11-13 to commemorate Veterans Day. Visitor Center hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 719-378-6399.
Free parks Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, 35110 Hwy. 194 East, La Junto, is waiving fees Nov. 11-13 to commemorate Veterans Day. In addition to waiving fees to tour the fort,a 15% discount will be offered on all purchases through the weekend at the park’s trade goods and bookstore. The park is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend.
Free parks Mesa Verde National Park is joining national parks around the country to waive entrance fees on Veterans Day Weekend in recognition of current and former servicemen and women. All visitors who arrive at Mesa Verde National Park Nov. 11-13 will be allowed free entry. Info: nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor.htm.
Free car wash Kwik Car Wash is offering free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kunjani Coffee will be providing free coffee. For Kwik Car Wash locations or info, call 303-841-6606 or visit kwikcarwash.com.
Free car wash 5 Bucks Express Car Wash is offering free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all Colorado locations as a way to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces. For locations or info, call 303-716-2586 or visit 5buckscarwash.com/.
Free car wash Waterway Carwash is offering free car washes and discounted gasoline on Nov. 11 at all six of its Colorado locations to honor and recognize veterans and current military service personnel. In order to receive a free full service car wash (an exterior car wash plus vacuum, window-cleaning and thorough hand-dry) and 10-cents off every gallon of gasoline, veterans and current military personnel will only need to verbally inform Waterway. For directions to the nearest Waterway location, visit waterway.com. Info: 1-800-807-8880.
Saturday Nov. 12
Aurora veterans holiday mail event From noon to 2 p.m. at Town Center Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora, children will have the opportunity to create and sign homemade holiday cards that the American Red Cross will deliver to veterans and members of the military stationed overseas and throughout the US. Info: coloradoredcross.org/veteransday.
Veterans pre-game event University of Colorado Boulder’s student veterans are hosting a pregame event prior to the CU-Arizona game at 10:30 a.m. on the UMC South Terrace. Local veterans, active duty, National Guard and reserve personnel/families and friends are invited. The party features a live band, food, beverages and door prizes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at cubuffs.com/promo.
Broomfield ceremony The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is holding a Veterans Day ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon. The ceremony will be in the Broomfield High School Auditorium, 1 Eagle Way. The event is free and open to the public. The Keynote speaker is Broomfield native US Army Lt. Col. Andrew Ulrich. The Broomfield Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors. Music will be provided by the 101st Army National Guard Band, Broomfield High School Jazz Band and the Broomfield Civic Chorus. Following the ceremony, a reception and open house will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, 12 Garden Center. Info: http://broomfieldveterans.wordpress.com or call Vance Rasmussen at 303-902-6251 or Larry Hasty at 303-883-4078.
Broomfield lecture “Saints and Sinners: The Pentagon Disagreements on Vietnam,” a morning talk with coffee, donuts and conversation with retired US Army Col. Tom Courant, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, 12 Garden Center. Courant will discuss the heated arguments that went on in the Pentagon concerning Vietnam War strategy. Courant served at the senior levels of the Army Staff in the Pentagon during the mid-1960s. Info: http://broomfieldveterans.wordpress.com or call 303-460-6824.
Colorado Springs panel “Reflections From the Homefront,” a panel and discussion featuring military spouses, community organizations, writers and artists, moderated by Professor Sarah Hautzinger, will be at 9 a.m. at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. The event is presented as part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.; there will be coffee, muffins and fruit. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Colorado Springs panel “Reflections on Veteran Reintegration and Recovery,” a panel and discussion with healthcare providers, therapists, caretakers and other supporters, moderated by Jean Scandlyn, will be at presented as part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series. The event will be at 10:45 a.m. at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Colorado Springs exhibit, roundtable Local artist Laura Ben-Amots presents her portraits of war veterans – “Wounded Lions, Wounded Lambs,” at 1:30 p.m. followed by a roundtable discussion with Ben-Amots and local artists who are vets and art therapists/activists. The event is part of the “Military/Community Dialogues” and “Veterans Remember” series at Slocum Commons, first floor, southwest wing, Slocum Hall, on the Colorado College campus, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs. Info: 719-389-6607 or visit coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/.
Elkhorn Lodge dinner The Historic Elkhorn Lodge, 600 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, is holding a Chuckwagon dinner and concert by Chad Lee at 5 p.m. The event is free for veterans and active duty military. Cost is $25 for the general public. Info: 970-586-4416 or elkhornlodge.org.
CSU 5K run The Veterans at Colorado State University Veterans Day 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. at the Oval on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. Net proceeds will go towards the (Veteran) Scholarship Fund at CSU with the intent to “support future leaders and the men and women who have paid service to us.” Pre-registration, (by noon on Nov. 11) is $25; race day registration is $30 and begins at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration payment will be by check only. Credit cards are not accepted on race day. Parking will be available in the Lory Student Center parking lot. No dogs will be allowed in the race. Commemorative t-shirts will be handed out to participants. Results will be posted at footoftherockies.com. Info/register: http://veterans.colostate.edu/5k.
Golden ceremony The Marine Corps Memorial Association will be conducting a ceremony honoring all Veterans of the armed forces at 2 p.m. at the Marine Corps Memorial site at the intersection of Highways 6 and 40 in Golden. The keynote speaker is Dick Yoder, a United States Army Veteran.
Lakewood veterans holiday mail event From 2 to 4 p.m. at Colorado Mills Mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, children will have the opportunity to create and sign homemade holiday cards that the American Red Cross will deliver to veterans and members of the military stationed overseas and throughout the US. Info: coloradoredcross.org/veteransday.
Free dinner The Golden Corral is hosting a “Military Appreciation Monday” dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 14. Call individual location for hours of operation. The location at 11090 E. Mississippi Ave, Aurora, is closed for remodeling and will not re-open in time for the dinner event. Info: goldencorral.com/military/.
Greenwood Village breakfast and performance Red Hawk Ridge Elementary, 4700 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, is hosting a Veterans Day Breakfast at 8 a.m. and a performance by the Red Hawk Ridge Chorale. Info: 720-886-3800.
Jefferson County veterans services In honor of Veterans Month, The Veterans Service Office will have a representative available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. No appointments necessary. The mission of the Veterans Service Office is to help veterans through assisting veterans and their dependents in applying for benefits they may be eligible to receive, including: compensation, dependent and survivor benefits, home loan guarantees, vocational rehabilitation, health care, burial, pension and life insurance.
Centennial reception Creekside Elementary, 19993 E. Long Ave., Centennial, is having a Veterans Day Program and Reception at 2 p.m. featuring Cub Scouts presenting the colors, local veterans sharing their stories, and the choir singing a song for each military branch, followed by a reception. Info: 720-886-3500.