Around November 2014 our American Legion Riders Chapter 203 decided we would donate $1,000 to send one World War II veteran to Washington to visit his/her WWII memorial.
In our discussion we decided to see if we could hold a fundraiser and send more WWII veterans.
That began a vigorous effort to put on a gala in February 2015. Little did we know how hard this would be.
But thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Riders Chapter 203, American Legion 203, Auxiliary Post 203 and Sons of the American Legion Post 203 we were able to put on a fabulous event that raised $12,000, our biggest effort we have ever accomplished.
Our community came together with their generous donations and help. We were able to have such entertainment as the Reveille Girls singing Andrew Sisters songs of the WWII era bringing back fond memories of WWII veterans in attendance. We also had a Pueblo native, Jeff Valdez who has always been a comedian and is now a movie producer in Los Angles. He had the crowd laughing with tears in their eyes. Our silent auction items were fantastic and a live auction of a signed Denver Broncos football was very lively.