Aurora to Honor Colorado Guard and Reserve Service Members at 23rd Annual Veterans Salute on Nov. 1

WHAT:   The city of Aurora’s 23rd annual Veterans Salute is an inspirational event that celebrates the sacrifices made and achievements realized by military service men and women on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The event is sold-out to the public but members of the media can be accommodated.

There will be captivating interview opportunities available with veteran and active Guard and Reserve service members; a great lead up to next week’s Veterans Day holiday. The crowd will also hear from a Colorado resident who benefited from their service during the Black Forest Wildfires in the summer of 2013 as well as military and civil servant VIPs. The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum creates a beautiful and pertinent backdrop for these compelling stories.
The annual event includes a sponsor social and time to tour the museum followed by a luncheon and formal program honoring those who served in all conflicts and in all branches of service.

Rick Crandall, Station Manager and show host with Cruisin’ 1430 AM will lead the program as Master of Ceremonies. A poetry performance will be delivered by Assetou Zango, the city of Aurora’s Poet Laureate and live music provided by the Denver Dolls and a student choir from Coyote Hills Elementary School.

WHO: Presented by: City of Aurora

WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

WHEN:   Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Sponsor Social, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Program, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Speakers and special guests will be available for interviews beginning at 10 a.m. The Denver Dolls, an all-female trio of professional performers who root their musical style and costumes in the tradition of the female groups of the Thirties, Forties and Fifties will be mingling with guests from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and performing around noon.