Friday, June 27, 2008

Colorado First State to Honor Widows and Widowers of Veterans

Gov. Bill Ritter, House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, and Rep. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, announced this week that Coloradans who are the surviving spouses of deceased veterans will be honored by a Widows and Widowers Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 28.

“For more than two centuries, American military personnel have fought and bled to defend the United States both at home and abroad,” Romanoff said. “I’m proud to recognize and support the widows and widowers of veterans for the grief they must bear and the sacrifices they have made for Colorado and the nation.”

The event will be the culmination of six years of work by the Veterans’ Widows(ers) International Network (VWIN).

Colorado becomes the first state to honor the widows and widowers of veterans with a day of commemoration.