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Approximately ten email updates are sent yearly. Below is the July/August 2017 update.
WWII Veterans Provide Great Stories at Summer Picnic
With approximately 40 people attending, this year’s summer picnic was held on July 15 at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge. Three WWII veterans, Marlin Wineberg, Hugh Evans, and Dick Over, attended and were the “crowd pleasers.” Dick Over, who helped spearhead the flying of the 10th Mountain Division flag at the Colorado Freedom Memorial, gave an overview of the memorial and also mentioned that donations are needed to replace one of the memorial’s glass panels that was recently vandalized (see below). Marlin Wineberg told a funny and interesting story about one of his WWII 10th experiences, with Hugh Evans interjecting additional information.
Fall Event – Flier and Registration Form
This year’s fall event will be held in Grand Junction, Sept. 28-Oct. Here is the agenda:
September 28, 4:00 p.m.
Wine Tasting at Masion La Belle Vie
Hiking and picnic at Colorado National Monument
Grand Junction Air Show with the Thunderbirds flying and military and non-military planes.
Living History Happenings
WWII 10th Mountain Division descendant, professional historian, author, and Living History member, Flint Whitlock, submitted this blurb about Living History’s recent appearance at the 1940s Ball:
“The 10th Mountain Division Living History Group’s major exhibit at the “1940s Summer Ball” at the Boulder (Colorado) Airport on June 17, 2017, was a popular attraction. Located just inside the main gate, and next to the “Drink Ticket” sales booth, the display was impossible to miss by the estimated 3,500 people who attended the gala event that included an evening of drinking and dancing to the swing music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and a replica of “Rick’s Café Americain” from the 1942 movie Casablanca. Also on display were vintage cars and planes, a dozen WWII-era jeeps, and a Sherman tank.
The group’s display included a sampling of ski and mountain climbing equipment, weapons, and medical artifacts. Uniformed members of the group spent hours chatting with visitors (many of whom wore recreations of 1940s attire) and acquainting them with the history and heritage of the mountain division.”
Colorado Freedom Memorial Needs Your Support To Help Repair Damage Done to Memorial
In May, a ceremony was held to have the 10th Mountain Division flag fly at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. The Colorado Freedom Memorial honors Colorado service men and women who lost their lives while serving their country. Recently, one of the glass panels that contained the names of many of those selfless men and women was vandalized. It’s estimated that the cost to replace the glass panel will be $70,000. A Go Fund Me fund has been established for those wanting to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/restoreCFM
For more information about the Colorado Freedom Memorial, visit: http://www.cfmf.net/
The Colorado Freedom Memorial is located at:
Springhill Community Park
756 Telluride St.
Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Tenth Mountain Division Foundation First-Quarter Report
The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation would like to share its first-quarter report. Read it here