THIS WEEK’S NEWS AND EVENTS
Plan to show support for a deserving Vietnam Veteran who will receive his Bronze Star from Rep Scott. Tipton this coming Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Looney Bean Coffee Roasting Company, 3480 Wolverine Dr. in the River Landing Shopping Center. Specialist Ronald Arnold will be awarded his Bronze Star at 3 p.m. We are very excited for the chance to honor one of our nation’s heroes, and hope to have a strong community presence to help us celebrate…please join us!
A Memorial for Vietnam Navy Veteran Charles Lindauer of Placerville will take place at the Warrior Resource Center Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., with full military honors. The community is invited to celebrate Lindauer’s life and service to our country. This memorial service is being donated, out of respect for Lindauer and his family, by Clark’s Valley Lawn Funeral Home of Montrose.
Also on Feb. 20, Military spouses are invited to a special spouses’ luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warrior Resource Center, at Main St. and Park Avenue. Spouses from all branches of the military are welcome; all we ask is that you RSVP to 970-765-2210 so we know how much food to prepare. This lunch will be sponsored by Sara McCombs of Pampered Chef and by BrightLeaf Power.
Do you love to share your knowledge of and love for the outdoors with others? Welcome Home Montrose and the Warrior Resource Center will host a week of recreation in June for 30 medically retired combat veterans—but we can’t do it without you! Please call Susan at 970-765-2210 to enlist in this amazing week of sharing the outdoors and recreational opportunities with our veterans.
Finally, Welcome Home Montrose wishes to express our genuine excitement over the 2013 No Barriers Summit, to be held this year in Telluride Aug. 8-11. We believe that Montrose will be the perfect place for those attending the Summit to become accustomed to Colorado’s high energy and high altitude, as they prepare for this inspirational gathering. Remember, in the words of No Barriers USA, “What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way!”
The Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans, locally known as Welcome Home Montrose, is a grassroots community initiative inspired by the determination and courage of Corporal Todd Love, his father Gary Love, and USMC Sergeant (Retired) Jared Bolhuis. Our goal is to make Montrose Colorado a “no barriers” city and invite America’s wounded troops to live in this community where they can have the opportunity to thrive. Programs established to date include the Warrior Resource Center at Park Avenue and Main Street, the Dream Job Program, and Business Window Sticker Program. Please contact us to learn how you can contribute! Our corporate office is located in Timberline Bank (1561 Oxbow Dr.), and can be reached at 970-765-2210.Welcome Home Montrose is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and can accept donations of all kinds at the Resource Center and on the website, www.WelcomeHomeMontrose.org.