Posted by: Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum Staff | October 5, 2009

Welcome to the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

 We welcome you to the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum!

Yearly on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2014

This annual ceremony honors and celebrates the service of past veterans and current military personnel with speeches, song, and tributes. Held on Veteran’s Day in the City of Broomfield, this event is an honored tradition which is attended by several hundred residents and visitors. Share in this event by attending this year’s ceremony on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014 at the Broomfield High School Auditorium at 10 am.

 

The Dairy Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, Veterans Services at the University of Colorado Boulder, and other community groups will honor veterans from all wars, past and present:

 

Veterans Speak

 

A two week celebration of our nation’s veterans with art, lectures, film, conversations, performances, exhibits and more!

 

November 7 21, 2014.

This 2-week recognition of Veterans Day will engage veterans and the public in a wide variety of presentations, performances, discussion, art, movies, and more. This is a unique opportunity for veterans to share their stories and perspectives and engage the public in the issues veterans encounter.

Highlights include:

Exhibits: Women Marines Association and Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

Lecture Series and Discussion Panels: Speakers and topics selected to provide insight into historical and current issues which impact the experience of those who have served, their families and their communities

Conversations: Informal sessions with veterans to hear their stories and capture their memories before they are gone forever. A story shared can influence future generations.

Film Series: War films have been made to lift morale, to help the public understand what fighting men and women experience, and to provide information. Films will be shown which reflect the best of the genre and veterans will share their views in talk back discussions

Performances: Drama, spoken word, music, and dance will be used to give voice to the veteran experiences.

Book Club: Like films, books provide information to the public to entertain and educate. We will provide a community reading and discussion event

Visual Art: An exhibit of veterans’ work will showcase their unique perspective, and will enable the public to appreciate the veteran as artist and gain greater insight into the context of the work.

About Veterans Day

In 1938 Armistice Day was declared as a holiday to honor the soldiers who died in World War I. November 11 was chosen because the war ended at 11AM on 11-11-18. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor soldiers who fight in all wars. Veterans Day is intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country.

LOCATION: 26th and Walnut in Boulder

 

For more information check: http://www.thedairy.org

Displays for the Children

Come see what it feels like to carry all of that gear!

Come see what it feels like to carry all of that gear!

  

Coffee and Conversation

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The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum will be hosting Coffee and Conversation with guest speakers from 9–11 a.m.  on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  The public is invited to hear veterans share their stories over coffee and light refreshments in an informal setting at the museum.

There will be an opportunity to watch short videos, learn about the broader context of the military conflict they were engaged in, and ask questions of the speaker and other veterans.  Afterwards visitors can tour the museum or research the topics discussed in the museum’s library.   The talks are free of charge.

Come Visit! We Are Always Changing:

Your Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum changes on a regular basis. From long term displays, to special exhibits and projects, there is always something new and exciting at the museum! By visiting you will enjoy expanded displays, informative exhibits, history of our local veterans, and an overview of United States military history. Thank You! Look for us under Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum!

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