Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

American Legion Post 119 in Estes Park is participating in a nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a ceremony and dinner to pay tribute to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during that period. The Legion invites all citizens and visitors to join in this commemoration as we recognize the valor of a generation that served with honor, and express the gratitude of a Nation for that service. A special invitation is extended to all Vietnam-era veterans and their loved ones to attend this event. Justin Brandenburg, Outreach Specialist from the Boulder Veterans Center, will lead the observance which will include a pinning ceremony to honor Vietnam-era Veterans.  The ceremony will be followed by a steak dinner prepared and served by the Sons of American Legion Post 119 that, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, will be complementary for all Vietnam veterans.  (Please bring verification of your service, in the form of a Legion membership card, a DD-214, or other documentation.) The dinner charge for non-Vietnam-veterans and family members is a modest $18 per plate.

The event will take place on Friday September 8, 2017 at the American Legion Hall in Estes Park.  The ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m., and the dinner follows at 5:30 p.m.  Please join us for this important occasion. Contact the Legion at or 970-586-6118 with questions, or to let us know you are coming.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Estes Park’s Post 119 was chartered in 1920 as the local branch of that national organization. It is located at 850 N. St. Vrain Avenue, at the corner of Highways 36 and 7. Veterans and their family members are encouraged to join and support this worthy organization.