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DCVMF Welcomes Rolling Thunder Chapter 1, CO

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by admin No Comments

The major function of Rolling Thunder is to publicize POW-MIA issues; To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help to protect future Prisoners of War-Missing In Action. They are also committed to helping American Veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW-MIA issues that they are working on. They are not a motorcycle club all are welcome to join and or participate.

On Saturday, September 12th DCVMF welcomed Rolling Thunder as they stopped by the Plaza on their 100 mile – Three Stop Memorial ride to remember Colorado’s POW/MIA’s. For more information on Rolling Thunder Chapter 1, CO please click here.

 

2nd Annual All American Cowboy Giveback

Posted on: August 7th, 2015 by admin No Comments

 

All American Cowboy Giveback

Looking for a great date night? Head on out to the Elbert County Fairgrounds for a benefit concert and Dance on Saturday, August 15th. Cocktail hour begins at 7:00 pm. Carlos Washington performs from 7:45 – 12:00 am. Tickets may be purchased through paypal@www.flatacresfarm.com. $20 for single/$35 for a couple.

All net proceeds will benefit the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation and the Man Up Crusade.

Thank you Flat Acres Farm & Western Retirement Options.

Patriotic Quilt Raffle

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by admin No Comments

The Ladies of the Castle Rock Vintage Car Club has graciously donated a patriotic quilt that we will be raffling off, the drawing is to be held on November 11, 2015.

The quilt is beautiful, be sure to look for us at the upcoming B.O.B. (Business over Beverages) to purchase your tickets.  They are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.  Remember the money goes to help our local Veterans.

Thank you!

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Welcome Home

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by admin No Comments

On Thursday, April 16, the Castle View High School Mosaic program, in partnership with the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation, served a breakfast in honor of local Vietnam Veterans. This event called “Welcome Home” paid tribute to military members from this war as a thank you for both their service and their eagerness to assist learning initiatives in Castle View High School.

Led by Ms. Christina Classen and her students Haliegh Richey, Zane Heimbach, Covert Glaub and other students of the program, the tribute included guest speakers: Haleigh Richey, Parker Muck, Jordan Classen, Jeremy Dortch, Ms. Patti Ehline, Mr. Bob Rotruck and Mr. David Maxwell. A stunning rendition of the National Anthem was performed by Brianna Cassidy and Kirstyn Halliday.

The students of Castle View are currently engaged in a history project in which local Vietnam Veterans are participating by presenting a perspective directly from the Warriors who fought in the war itself. These Veterans have donated countless hours at the school to ensure the students understand exactly what the conflict was like and the toll it has taken on the people who had served there.

Hosted at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3947, this event was free to Veterans and their spouses through a donation by the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation.

Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation awards its First Grant

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation is pleased to announce that on March 5, 2015 the Board of Directors approved its first grant of assistance to a veteran in need who honorably served in the United States Army.

A U S Army Specialist (E4) served from August 24, 1977 to August 22, 1980 with the 76th Engineering Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland.  He actually joined the Army before graduating from high school on the delayed entry program to learn a construction trade.  While at Fort Meade, as well as a deployment to a Naval base in Delaware, he assisted in the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, and sidewalks.  Additionally, he and his fellow team members built a multi-purpose sports court, all for the use of fellow military personnel.  He also participated in military maneuvers training in woods of nearby Pennsylvania to improve the combat skills of the unit.

This US Army Specialist states that the Army taught him discipline, teamwork and responsibility.  It must have instilled a strong sense of patriotism in him for life as well, as he concluded email remarks about his service with:  “To this day I would go to war for my Country if I was ever called to serve”.