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The DCVMF is proud to announce a special exhibit for Douglas County Veterans by the Castle Rock History Museum!

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by admin No Comments

The DCVMF is proud to announce a special exhibit for Douglas County Veterans by the Castle Rock History Museum!

Artifact of the Month

In honor of our veterans, past and present, the Castle Rock History Museum has put together a special small exhibit for Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The exhibit includes a recent donation to the Museum of brief bios and pictures of Castle Rock and area servicemen and women from World War II.

This book, entitled “Service Record Book of Men and Women of Castle Rock, Colorado and Community,” was sponsored by V.F.W. Post 4664 with an assist by the Castle Rock and Community Business Men.  It includes a picture and brief service record of those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II.  It is believed to have been published shortly after the war ended.  It was recently donated to the Museum by Catherine P. Adkisson of Littleton, Co.

This book will be on exhibit at the Museum for the month of November in honor of our many area veterans.

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The Museum will be open on Veterans Day from 12 PM to 5 PM and is located just two blocks west of the Douglas County Veterans “Freedoms Keeper” Monument located on 4th. Street, and on the right at 420 Elbert St. The normal hours are Wed – Fri 12-5, and Sat 11-4. The Museum can be reached at 303 814-3164, or via email:  museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.  They are on Facebook at Castle Rock Historical Society.

 

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.