Ramblings of a Rambler – June 2017
A few weeks ago Deb and I were invited to the American Legion in Arvada by Al Jennings a veteran of WWII for the monthly meeting of Cooper’s Troopers. We did a story on Al and Don Whipple also a WWII veteran last year and we were humbled and honored to be able to talk to them again and also meet some of their fellow Cooper’s Troopers. It’s quite a group of amazing men and women from various branches of the military ranging from WWII to present day who have served and are presently serving our country and have sacrifi ced so much to keep our country safe.
I would like to thank Grady Birdsong who is in charge of organizing the monthly meeting for extending us a very warm welcome. It was an honor and privilege to be there and look forward to returning again.
You don’t have to be there long before you realize the incredible bond these folks share. They look out for one another and are active in our communities and each one has their own story to tell and they never stop serving. One gentleman, John Harris came over and introduced himself to me. Mr. Harris served in Vietnam and is a Gold Star father. His son Blake was killed while serving in the Middle East. He told me about a Memorial Day Service for Gold Star families that is held annually in Denver. So, I grabbed my camera and headed to the POF Hall in Denver. Please forgive any poor- quality photos of the event in this month’s edition. It’s hard to take a photo when your eyes are constantly tearing up. The Tribute ceremony was simply beautiful and a wonderful memorial for the veterans that selfl essly sacrifi ced their lives and for their families for their sacrifi ce and unimaginable strength. We truly honor you all!!
God Bless those who served our country and their families that paid the ultimate price. We will never forget your sacrifice.
There are ways we can help by volunteering or donating our time or money if possible to help the veterans and their families that have given so much, CBS had a public service announcement directing those wishing to donate to our veterans to TAPS.org.