The Loveland Rotary Club (Colorado) has for over ten years has had Veterans Day recognition programs. The programs include posting of the colors by high school Junior ROTC cadets; display of all five service flags (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force) and the POW/MIA flag; recognition of men and women who have served in the Arrned Forces (Our club has veterans from all services except the Coast Guard.); and guest speakers that have included Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC commanders from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado; a former US Air Force Thunderbird pilot; and a historian of the 10th Mountain Division.
Our next Veterans Day recognition program on November 5th will include a speaker who was a US Navy fighter pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam and who spent almost six years as a POW.
In addition, our club has also had similar programs for Memorial Day.
The Loveland community also has very active VFW and American Legion posts that conduct their own observances.
Robert W. Eatman
Colonel, USAF (Retired)
Assistant District Governor