18th Annual Aurora Veterans Salute Celebrates Aurora's Military Heritage

Clubs and Organizations

October 22, 2012

From: City Of Aurora
Aurora, CO -- America's veterans have protected our constitutional freedoms, seen unfathomable battlefields and have put families and home life on hold to serve our great land. These great sacrifices serve as a reminder to say "thank you," in a meaningful way. It is for this reason that the city of Aurora holds the Veterans Salute recognition luncheon each year where more than 600 veterans and their families, military, community, civic leaders and others come to receive a ceremonial and thoughtful tribute.

In 2012, the Aurora Veterans Salute will be held at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Boulevard, at Lowry. This 18th annual event will feature a formal program that includes a special salute to Aurora's military heritage, including a nostalgic look back at the people and missions based at Lowry, Fitzsimons and Buckley bases as well as the Air Reserve Personnel Center. Aurora is able to continually cultivate a rich history from America's veterans because so many of those who served at these bases chose to make the city home.

"Aurora's rich history with the military causes us to take a particular interest in showing the utmost respect for service men and women," said Sheila Anthony, Veterans Salute coordinator and senior recreation specialist with the city of Aurora. "We are proud to give thanks for their sacrifice, and the museum setting on the former Lowry Air Force Base offers us a poignant backdrop to express our appreciation."

KEZW Studio 1430 station manager and morning show host Rick Crandall will serve as the event's Master of Ceremonies. The Aurora Veterans Salute is proudly presented by the city's Aurora Center for Active Adults, with presenting sponsor Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and presenting media sponsor KEZW Studio 1430.

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Location:  Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Boulevard, at Lowry

Tickets are $25 per person. Register for the event at www.AuroraGov.org/Salute. Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information call 303-739-7943.