Patriot Day Event Honors Colorado Springs Military Community



Patriot Day Event Honors Colorado Springs Military Community

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes joins with area groups to distribute food, household necessities Sept. 8 in Colorado Springs

Patriot Day Event Honors Colorado Springs Military CommunityThe Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced that it will once again be distributing non-perishable foods, fresh produce and other necessities to military families living in the Colorado Springs area.

The 3rd Annual Patriot Day event, scheduled for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, will be held at the Norris Penrose Event Center located at 530 Communication Circle in Colorado Springs. The Coalition is teaming with the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Feed the Children to celebrate and thank military families.

Food, hygiene and other essential items will be provided to 400 Military families during the event in appreciation for their service to our Nation.

The event is open to active-duty service members, dependents and reservists. Must present valid military ID. Supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Coalition exists to honor and support the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our cherished freedoms,” said COL Martin L. Badegian (Ret.), Vice President of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. “We know that Colorado Springs is an expensive place to live and work, so we hope all the active and retired service members living around the area will come out on Friday and allow us to stock their pantries.”

For more information, email mbadegian@saluteheroes.org.

Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has provided an immediate, invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s combat-wounded veterans. The Leesburg, VA-based organization is distinguished from other veteran-focused groups by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. Its innovative Heroes Thanking Heroes program provides transitional, part-time, flexible employment to nearly 50 combat-wounded veterans or their primary caregivers, enabling them to make phone calls from their homes, usually to personally thank donors for their contributions to the Coalition.

For more information on the Coalition, and to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.saluteheroes.org. Combat-wounded/disabled OIF/OEF/OND veterans are invited to join the Coalition and expand their camaraderie network by enrolling in the Veteran Circle program at http://saluteheroes-vetcircle.org.