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122nd VFW Post 1 Founders Gala

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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

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Denver, CO 80202

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The First Saturday Founders Gala

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COVID Guildlines Denver and Venue are asking ALL Attendees who are Vaccinated to bring your card with you to Registration or Wear a Mask if you are not Vaccinated. If 95% or Higher are Vaccinated we can have a Maskless event.

As we say farewell to the worst of the Covid Pandemic we’d like to celebrate and recognize our members and partner organizations who stepped up to the plate during these difficult times and continued to serve Veterans.

To help grow our Founders Gala celebrating those who served into something bigger, we have moved our event to a larger location and a Saturday date.

VFW Post 1, the nation’s first VFW Post, invites you to celebrate the 122nd anniversary of the founding of the VFW.

Dress Code is: Relaxed Formal, VFW Members are Encouraged to wear your membership cap that can be purchased from VFW National at VFW Store

special room rates here https://book.passkey.com/go/VFWFounders

See our 2020 Virtual Founders Here on Youtube.

This year’s keynote speaker is:

Dr. Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN

Brigadier General, USAF

Dr. Kathleen Flarity is the Deputy Director of the CU Anschutz Center for COMBAT (COmbat Medicine and BATtlefield) Research. Additionally, Brig Gen Flarity is the Mobilization Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command. She is the President of the Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society of the Aerospace Medical Association and Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

This year’s Emcee is:TBD

This year’s winner of the Jack Swigert Award is:

Former NASA astronaut Loren Shriver.

Colonel Shriver will be attending our 122nd Founders Gala. Colonel Shriver was commander of the team that launched the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, and has logged over 386 hours in space.

Representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters:

Timothy Borland

Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief

Tim served in the United States Army from 1979 to 2007, last serving with the 101st Airborne Division, earning his VFW eligibility serving in Korea and Iraq. In recognition of his service, he received four Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, eight Army Achievement Medals, nine Good Conduct Medals, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Korea Defense Service Medal, among numerous others medals and ribbons.

VFW members will receive discounted ticket prices. If you're not a member and would like to join Post 1, go to here. If you’re a member of either the VFW, VFW Auxiliary or the Veterans Arts Council and would like to attend but unable to afford admission, you can apply for a 2 ticket grant by filling out this form here.

If you would like to support VFW Post 1 and our veterans by sponsoring the Gala, you can help by visiting filling out Sponsorship Form Here.

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Organizer Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1

Organizer of 122nd VFW Post 1 Founders Gala

VFW Post 1 is the first post and was founded in 1899. We are proud to be 2014 Denver Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year. Post 1 has the youngest members and the most women members of any VFW post. Become a member at https://VFWPost1.org

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