Coffee and Conversation with Gary Kling

2nd and 4th Saturdays – 10 a.m.

The Broomfield Veterans Museum invites you to join us for Coffee and Conversation, where you can enjoy coffee, donuts, networking and a great presentation by a veteran or historian. In an informal setting, our Coffee and Conversation events provide museum visitors with an opportunity to listen to the stories of service and sacrifice, ask questions of our speakers and other veterans, see short videos and discuss the broader context of their experiences. Coffee and Conversation events in 2023 begin at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.

Watch the Livestream

The museum is open and hosting Coffee and Conversation events. However, if you prefer to watch from home, we invite you to tune in via our YouTube livestream.

Upcoming Presentations 

9 September – Clifford Lawson was commissioned a 2LT in the Army in 1966. Although experienced as a
commercial pilot with multi-engine ratings, the Army decided he should become a helicopter pilot.
During the Vietnam War, he served as a Huey gunship pilot, with C Troop, 17 th 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.”


16 September – Michael Maurice will 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.

30 September – We Are Going to Be Lucky – A WWII Love Story in LettersElizabeth Fox tells
the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple (her parents) separated by war,
captured in their own words. The couple’s extraordinary letters, preserved in their entirety,
reveal and reflect the excruciating personal sacrifices endured by both Army soldiers at war
and their young families back home. After decades of gathering dust, the couple’s words have
been carefully transcribed and thoughtfully edited and annotated by Elizabeth.

14 October – Flint Whitlock will give a special presentation titled, The Sand Creek Massacre. Flint
is an award-winning author and military historian. He is a former US Army officer who served
on active duty from 1965 to 1970, including a tour in Vietnam. Flint is a BVM board member
and member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame.

Coffee and Conversation Archive

You can check out recordings of our past Coffee and Conversation presentations online through our museum’s YouTube channel. To view the full list of videos with their associated links, please click on this link: Coffee and Conversation Digital Guide

We’d love to hear from you! Please share any feedback with us about these videos at We’d also love to hear any suggestions you have for topics and speakers.