It’s Veteran’s Day today. I try to remember pause this time every year to think about the servicemen and women who believe in the ideals of the United States of America.
My father was in the Air Force and my husband was a Marine. They say there are no “ex” Marines, but he’s not “still” in service. They both had very different reasons for serving in very different eras, but they served nonetheless.
In Denver today, there are a few ways you can participate in honoring our servicemen and women:
You can thank veterans and active duty servicemen and women by signing a giant “Thank You” banner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 16th and Curtis St., Denver. Sponsored by The American Red Cross, there will also be free coffee for veterans and active duty military will be provided by Starbucks Coffee.
There is an “Honoring Our Veterans” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m hosted at The Community College of Aurora. The event will be in the Student Center Rotunda, CentreTech Campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Pkwy., Aurora.
The Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument Committee is recognizing veterans and those currently serving in the military from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd.
There is a donation drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Colorado Mills Mall hosted by A Soldiers Wish List. This worthy organization prepares and sends care packages to troops serving overseas. Donations of the following items are needed: personal hygiene items, snacks, games (hand held and board), socks, underwear, digital cameras, books, pens, paper, envelopes, and Christmas and Hannukah decorations so they can decorate for the holidays. Info: contact Melinda at 303-400-9254 or [email protected].