September 10, 2010 by USA Post
Patriot Day, In commemoration of the attacks of September 11 and the Patriot’s Day, Fort Collins residents are organizing a fundraiser Saturday to benefit several organizations that provide services to veterans.
Forgotten generation product Ceremony Concert and Veterans Appreciation Day will go to the American Disabled Veterans organization and direction to the proposed plaza of the city of Spring Creek Veterans Park, said Jerry Wolcott, a business owner who is helping organize the event.
“The most important thing is to get everybody to be patriotic,” said Wolcott, who owns The Hideout Patio Bar and Grill with his wife, Cathy.
Wolcott, himself a veteran, said it is important to support veterans who have risked their lives and well being for all Americans. After the ninth anniversary of 9 / 11 attacks fall into the same day as Patriot Day this year makes it a good time to pay tribute, Wolcott said.
The free event will include a brief speech by Mayor Doug Hutchinson, and a presentation of colors by an honor guard composed of men and women of all branches of the military. Throughout the day, several prizes will be raffled, and active or former military members with proper identification can receive a free meal, courtesy of The Lair, Wolcott said.
Jim Stoddard, one of the coordinators of the event, said the event also hopes to raise some awareness to the proposal from the Veterans Plaza, which he called one of the “best kept secrets in the area.”
“There is a group of us trying to meet and gather a crowd pretty well,” he said.
He said the organizers hope the fundraiser an annual event.
The Forgotten Generation Concert is one of several fundraising events in honor of 9 / 11 victims or members of the armed forces this weekend.
In Loveland, members of Wind and Fire Motorcycle Club will hold a bike ride to raise funds in honor of those who died during the attacks September 11, 2001,. The group consists of motorcycle enthusiasts firefighting, including one member who said he lost several friends that day who worked as firefighters in New York.
Registration for the event is from 8:30 to 10 pm and the cost of entry is $ 15. The trip will start shortly after the Moto Adventure, 6385 Byrd Drive in Loveland.
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