DCVMF Receives a Generous Donation from the 105 W Brewing Company.

Yesterday afternoon, 07 DEC 17, after our monthly Board meeting, Eric Seufert of the 105 West Brewing Company, accompanied by John Manka, presented a donation to Debbie DeVoe and Jean Conrad Taylor of the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation. A very nice donation that will enable 3 local Veterans to receive a hand up monetary grant in a time of need. Also in attendance from DCVMF is Kenneth SobzackMike McNairy and Todd DeVoe. Thanks, Eric, John & the crew of 105 W Brewing Company!

Receiving a generous donation from the 105 W. Brewing Company.

Veterans Day 2017

Come and join us at 11:00 on Veterans Day to honor our local Veterans and Servicemembers, 4th & Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO.

The first annual Heroes for Heroes 5K Was a Success!

Our very first 5K fundraiser went off last week without a hitch.  We enjoyed many participants and look forward to another run same time next year.  BZ to our many sponsors this year:

Spruce Mountain Steel


Mack Humphrey at First Cal Mortgage




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Boy Scout Troop 780 Spruces Up the DC Veterans Monument

Big thanks to Castle Rock Boy Scout Troop 780. On Sunday, April 23rd, the troop pitched in to clean and wax the Douglas County Veterans Monument. You may find Veterans Plaza on the corner of Fourth St. and Wilcox. These young men earned community service credit for this work. They also learned the value of honoring our service members.

Colorado Gives Day

Don’t forget us!


Kindred Spirits

During the 2016 Veterans Day tribute, Mr. Bob Rotruck read a poem he wrote called “kindred-spirits“.  Numerous supporters asked for a copy.  Thanks, Bob.

Veterans Day Celebration


New funds available to serve at-risk Veterans

State grant focuses on Veteran emergency assistance.

Douglas County was recently the recipient of a $10,000 state grant providing emergency assistance to veterans struggling with housing (mortgage and rent payments), transportation, employment, healthcare or other emergency needs. The goal with these grant dollars is to help our Veterans bridge the gap during an emergency, creating a temporary safety net for the most basic and essential needs, while simultaneously connecting our Veterans with opportunities to obtain a more permanent solution towards becoming self-sufficient.

To apply for the veterans assistance funds, please contact the Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs at 303-663-6200 or email the office at Veterans_Services@douglas.co.us.

Douglas County veterans honor area businessmen

Photographer, restaurant and automotive shop owners recognized for support

The Douglas County Veteran’s Monument Foundation honored three area businessmen June 2 with awards for their contributions to the group.

Jeff Drabing, co-owner of Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company in Castle Rock, accepted the award for his business.

“You’re always there for us, so we wanted to make sure that we recognize you,” foundation chairman Todd DeVoe said, adding that Rockyard donates beer to several of the foundation’s events.

Also at the meeting, held in the conference room of the Douglas County Veteran’s Affairs office in Castle Rock, the first-ever Ambassador Award was given to John Manka of 1 Stop Auto in Castle Rock.

“John has been involved with us since the beginning,” DeVoe said, pointing out that the Ambassador Award was established because of Manka. “John is a pillar of the community and we would certainly not be where we’re at today without John. Everywhere he goes, he brings a network together. He brings opportunity together. And he does it without batting an eye.”

When accepting his plaque, Manka said what he does is not hard work, because the men and women who have served through the United States Armed Forces have already done the hard work.

“I did not serve,” Manka told the group. “And I do appreciate the fact that you all served and continue to support those who have served.”

Castle Rock photographer Nick Lucey was also given with the Ambassador Award for his constant support of the foundation.

“We wanted to thank Nick because his exquisite pictures (of the monument) that we’re allowed to use really add to what we have,” DeVoe said. “It adds to our credibility and our professionalism.”

Lucey, a former Marine, said he can’t help but photograph the monument in downtown Castle Rock when he walks past it.

“I love the monument,” he said. “I’ve been gravitated toward it since I got here.”