Historic Veterans Day gathering set for Veterans Museum

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At 11 a.m. today, the Veterans Museum Broomfield invites the public to a commemoration of Veterans Day. The ceremony will feature the following:

— Reenactors from the American Military Living History Association;
— The Mile High Fife and Drum Corps;
— Rocky Mountain Brassworks;
— The Broomfield Civic Chorus;
— Invocation and keynote speech by Col. Chaplain Andy Meverden;
— Presentation of the Colors and a rifle salute by the American Legion Post 58; and
— The playing of Taps

The ceremony will be held on the lawn in front of the museum, weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors.

In either case, the Veterans Museum Broomfield will host an open house after the ceremony. Everybody is invited to tour the museum, which features a new exhibit commemorating Sept. 11. In addition, Broomfield Public Health will be present in the parking lot with its COVID/flu vaccine bus.

The Veterans Museum Broomfield was created in 2003 by six local World War II veterans to display their artifacts and, more importantly, tell their stories. The museum has evolved to be a community gem that honors the local veterans of all of America’s conflicts from the Civil War to the present. Originally in one room in the former Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library building, the museum now occupies the entire building with nine rooms of exhibits, a 2,500-volume military history library, and a small auditorium that hosts biweekly historical talks.

The museum is free and open to the public on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It is located on the north side of Midway Boulevard, about a quarter mile east of Wadsworth Boulevard (U.S. 287).