Veterans Day 2016
Tribute Card Recipients
Tribute Cards are the instrumental tool of our program and receiving feedback from card recipients is the ultimate reward for all the work that the students and teachers do on behalf of this program.
CDR Thomas P. Nelson, Jr., (USNR-Ret) writes:
I served 27 years in the Naval Reserves Intelligence - six of which was active duty. One tour in Vietnam aboard the USS Oriskany with VFP-63 as an photo interpreter. Eleven-Eleven-Eleven refers to the end of WWI. I am publishing a book on my grandfather's Field Hospital that was in France during the Great War. God bless America.
Here is his granddaughter's card:
Rob Schuler, who is the 4th grade teacher and a veteran of 21 years, at this small rural school writes: "Every year we have our high school band and men's choir come out and celebrate with us. We also invite local veterans out and serve them breakfast. Our guest speaker was Col Thomas McKenna from the 233rd Space Group out of Greeley, CO. Another activity we do is a penny way to raise money for local veteran charities. The last two years we have donated to Northern Colorado Honor Flight. This year our students and staff raised $1300 in 5 days."
Arriba-Flagler School, Flagler, Colorado
Flagler School, in conjuction with the Flagler American Legion Post 81, held their Veterans Day program on November 9,2016. Over 150 attendees enjoyed the singing and recitations by the students and the veterans from Post 81 shared some of their experiences and thoughts regrding the day.
A "Wall of Honor" comprised of photos of Flagler graduates who have served our country, was displayed in the auditorium for everyone to see.
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado
The Future Soldiers of America club hosted a group of veterans and active military for a breakfast presentation on November 11. Please watch the video below of club founder Michael Bardas as he welcomes the group from his deployment location in the Middle East.
Veterans Day Parade, Denver, Colorado
This was the inaugural year for Saluting America to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Denver. We walked the parade route, passing out Tribute Cards to veterans along the way and a good time was had by all! Volunteers from Regis High School and Holland and Hart rounded out our crew!