Nov 12, 2012

A Veteran's Day Salute

This past Friday night, I had the esteemed privilege of being Clear Creek Consulting's representative at a Veteran’s Day function to which our firm donated. This event was held at Earl’s, a restaurant in Cherry Creek, Colorado that transformed their establishment into an impressive 1940’s dining experience to honor 15 WW2 veterans and one Korean War veteran. Of these veterans, one was awarded the French Legion of Honor which is the highest honor a non-French citizen can receive for his heroism, sacrifice and proven leadership qualities that he exemplified over several months of fighting beginning with the Normandy invasion over 68 years ago and ending with the liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps many months later. Other veterans in attendance included two prisoner-of-war veterans whose stories of perseverance, loss of innocence, and chiseled fortitude brought tears to the attentive and captivated admirers.

This ‘Salute’ to our veterans living in the greater Denver area was hosted by The Greatest Generations Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing closure to these veterans by raising money to take these veterans back to the beaches and bomb bases they survived decades ago. Through The Greatest Generations Foundation, hundreds of veterans have been back to the European, African, South Pacific and Asian theaters of World War2 and have found closure to this ever-haunting chapter of their lives.

With much of our country still reeling with the after-effects of hurricane Sandy, and with much of our nation shaken by partisan paralyzing politics, I can say with great certitude that America’s promise to ‘never forget’ our veterans was displayed proudly on this Veteran’s Day weekend in Denver, and Clear Creek Consulting was honored to be a supporter of this memorable evening and of this humble Foundation.

So, on this Veteran’s Day, let this day of remembrance unite our great country and as one, never forget the sacrifice our veterans have made and continue to make each and every day, not just on Veteran’s Day but every day. From me and from Clear Creek Consulting, “Thank you for your service!”