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Veterans Day Celebrations 2012 in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, & Other Northern Colorado Towns

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Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11th!  There are a number of events planned in Northern Colorado.  This list is a work in progress.  If you have an event that needs to be added please contact Todd Harding!

Veteran Stand Down

Friday, Nov. 9th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m,
Catholic Charities, 460 Linden Center Drive, Fort Collins

This event gives back to those who have given so much. Veterans will be given a meal, cold weather clothing, outdoor sleeping materials and haircuts, as well as other resources from around the community, such as bicycle repair, health screenings and flu shots. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.


CSU Football Game Halftime Recognition for Veterans

Saturday, Nov. 10th, 5-8 p.m.
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium

The Army and Air Force ROTC programs will host a tailgate at the UNLV game. A special dedication in honor of the troops, including a flag ceremony, will occur during the halftime show. Come out and cheer for our Rams and support our troops!


Veterans Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Plaza

Saturday,  Nov. 10th, Noon-2 p.m.,
Veteran’s Plaza of Northern Colorado,
Spring Canyon Community Park, 2626 West Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins

CSU Vice President for Energy and the Environment and retired Air Force Maj. Gen.Ron Sega will present this year’s Veterans Day keynote address. This event will honor and recognize those who have served our country. Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat, former Mayor Ray Martinez and other Fort Collins representatives will be in attendance. This event is organized by the CSU Air Force ROTC.


Veteran’s Day 5k
Saturday, November 10th @ 9 a.m.
Colorado State University Oval
Laural & Meldrum in Fort Collins
$25 for 17 and under, $30 for 18+ if you register before noon Nov 9. Fees will increase by $5 for day of registration. Click here to register!


Veterans Day Breakfast
Sunday, November 11th, 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.

Every year the Fort Collins Senior Center and the Golden K Kiwanis honors veterans, their families and friends with a free breakfast. The morning includes a breakfast of fruit, pancakes, sausage, and eggs along with all the coffee and juice you can drink. The CSU Air Force ROTC Wing Walkers will post the colors at 8 AM, followed by an invocation by Eric Biedermann, the playing of the branch songs and honoring of all participants from each military branch. Host Marine Master Sargent John Rinne retired will lead the pledge of allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem.
Contact Information:     970-221-6644 or


Loveland Veterans Day Celebration

  • Bell ringing: 4 a.m. throughout Loveland.
  • Breakfast: 6-9 a.m. at the Associated Veterans of Loveland, 305 N. Cleveland Ave.
  • Veterans Day Parade: The 11:11 a.m. parade on Sunday will start at Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue and head west on Fourth to Garfield, up Garfield, then west on 12th to the Dwayne Webster Veterans Park.
  • Dwayne Webster Park program: A program will follow the parade with the posting of the colors by Loveland JROTC, national anthem by Mountain View High School Band, guest speaker Master Sgt. Brian Ivers with the Marine Corps Reserves, reading of deceaseds’ names and rifle salute.
  • Lunch at the Associated Veterans office: 1 p.m. or shortly after.


Greeley Veteran’s Day Tribute

Sunday, November 11, 2012 & Monday, November 12, 2012

Linn Grove Cemetery will fly the individual military branch flags from dawn until dusk in honor of our nation’s veterans. Small American flags will be available at the cemetery office for families wishing to place a flag at Linn Grove Cemetery on their veteran’s grave site.


2012 Veteran’s Day Concert
101st Army Band’s Concert Ensemble
Sunday, November 11th at 2 p.m.
Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley
Honoring America and her veterans with every note.


Veterans Roll Call on the CSU Campus

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lory Student Center plaza

This event offers the opportunity to remember those who have died for their country. The names of more than 6,500 military personnel who died in Iraq and Afghanistan will be read aloud throughout the day. A national moment of silence will occur at noon to honor those who gave everything they could in the name of honor and courage. To volunteer to read names for 10-15 minute intervals, contact Drew Waldbauer at or at (970) 491-3977.


Catholic Mass to Honor Veterans

Friday, November 16 @ 9:15 a.m.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
300 West Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins

Following mass a reception for veterans and their families will be held in Meredith Hall.

RSVP by Monday, November 12th to Lydia Olsen at 482-1171 x272

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