Valentine’s Day Visit to Heather Grove
On February 14th, members of the Navy League delivered snacks, sweets and personalized cards to the Military Veterans at Heather Grove assisted Living Center. This and previous visits were sincerely appreciated by the residents who asked that the relationship be continued for other special occasions.
USS Colorado Crew Visit – January 24 to 28
The USS Colorado Commissioning Committee was honored to host USS Colorado crew members Executive Officer LCDR Steve Col, Chief of the Boat ETCM Freddie Richter, ETN1 Kyle Rowe and MMN2 Tyler Magers in late January. During their time in our state, they visited the Center for American Values and the Medal of Honor Memorial in Pueblo. They gave presentations on the Navy, submarines and the value of STEM education at Golden High School and at Panorama Middle School in Colorado Springs. They toured the Charles Schwab campus in Lone Tree with Committee Member Ryan Schwab and were hosted at lunch by the Military Veterans Network at Western Union. On Friday, January 27th, they attended Military Appreciation Day at the State Capital.
Navy League Dinner – January 20, 2017
On January 20, the Denver Council hosted retired Navy Captain Mike McGrath as our principal speaker. Mike spent almost six years as a “guest” at the infamous Hanoi Hilton after his plane was shot down in Vietnam. Mike spoke movingly of the importance of having strong core values and the power and resilience of the human spirit, even in the worst of circumstances. We were also pleased to recognize the NOIC Sailors of the Year.
We were also pleased to honor the NIOC Sailors of the Year. Pictured below is Dick Life, retired Navy Captain and Denver Council Member re-enlisting one of our honorees.