Christmas Stockings for Veterans are being collected starting Thursday, November 16 at the Broomfield Veterans Museum. Drop by the museum located at 12 Garden Center, right off Midway, with your filled stockings or Christmas treats to place into holiday gift bags that will be distributed to local veterans. Last day to receive items will be Saturday, December 9th, by 2pm. Little games, hard candies, gum, individually wrapped breakfast bars, black or white stockings, Christmas chocolates, sugar free items, nail clippers, small puzzle books, small body lotion bottles, etc. Sponsored by Broomfield Am. Legion Post 58, Beth Skinner Realty, BVSA, and the Broomfield Veterans Museum.
Come to the Broomfield Veterans Museum parking lot at 11am on Saturday, Nov. 11 for the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. This year we will feature Col. Don Davis (Marine retired) and current Deputy City Manager for Broomfield as our speaker. Take in patriotic music from the Mile High Fife and Drum as well as the Broomfield Civic Chorus. The National Anthem will be performed by Fourth Infantry Division Band singer SGT Ana Rodriguez. After the event stay and tour the Museum exhibits!
Broomfield Veterans Museum volunteer Bill Bacon was a Naval aviator who received an award in the Civil Air Patrol. He also served as an FAA designated flight examiner who issued over 4,000 licenses and upgrade ratings. In addition, he was a flight examiner on the CAF B-29 “Fifi”, and was a recipient of the FAA Master Pilot award; the Agency’s highest pilot award. Learn more this Saturday, straight from Bacon himself.
Come to the Museum at 10am on September 16 to hear Michael Maurice share the journey of creating a picture book for his family dedicated to his father, Richard Maurice, who served with the US 7th Army during the Korean War. His unit, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 17th Regiment was involved in the second battle of Pork Chop Hill, July 1953.
Check out the September 9th Coffee and Conversation!
Clifford Lawson served as a Huey gunship pilot, with C Troop, 17th Cavalry. His experiences included both flying helicopter missions and living on the ground with the infantry. His talk is titled, “Vietnam from the Air and the Ground. A pilot’s view from both.” Talk starts at 10am.
Come out to the Veterans Museum this Saturday, July 15 at 10am for a special presentation, The Life Journey of April Girl. In this presentation, Fred tells the “amalgamated” account of one B-17 bomber, from its birth in the Seattle factory, through stories of B-17 overseas deliveries, to over 145 missions this aircraft flew over Europe. This story is told – and imagined – through eye-witness accounts of Broomfield and Colorado-related heroes who served aboard B-17’s during WWII. More information can be found here.
First, enjoy local author talks and signings followed by a Flag Day ceremony and picnic on Saturday, June 10, starting at 10am. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and lemonade will be provided by North Metro Fire. Then, on June 17, at 10am, check out E. Steve Cassells seminar “MIA Recoveries from WWII: Tarawa and Europe.” Both events will be held at the Veterans Museum at 12 Garden Center.