Commerce City offers ways to recognize those who have served in the United States military
Each November 11, the nation takes time to recognize all who have served in the United States military with the observance of Veterans Day. Commerce City offers several programs and services to recognize those who have served.
Free recreation memberships for active military and disabled veterans
Free recreation memberships are available to honorably discharged veterans with a disability of at least 50% (individual membership only) and active-duty military service members and their immediate families (spouses, minor children, and legal wards). Memberships include admission to the Bison Ridge and Eagle Pointe recreation centers and Paradice Island Pool.
To obtain the free annual membership, service members must meet these qualifications:
• Be a current resident of Commerce City and show proof of residency
• Verify current or former service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Merchant Marines, or Reserves
• Active duty members must provide a government tissued active military badge
• Honorably discharged veterans must provide a letter from Veteran Affairs, dated no more than 60 days before obtaining membership, stating percentage of disability (minimum 50 percent). Letter will be returned.
Visit either recreation center or call 303-286-6800 to sign up.
Reserve a place of honor at Veterans Memorial Park
Commerce City’s Veterans Memorial Park offers custom etched pavers for purchase to permanently recognize military heroes. New pavers are placed annually before the city’s Memorial Day Parade; the city will also recognize the mentioned veterans during a special wreath-laying ceremony at the park.
Bricks are available starting at $100. The deadline for purchasing pavers in advance of the 2020 Memorial Day Parade is Mar. 31, 2020. Orders can be placed at either of the city’s recreation centers (Eagle Pointe, 6060 E. Parkway Dr., or Bison Ridge, 13905 E. 112th Ave.). Call 303-289-3789 or download an application.
Free summer golf program for Veterans
Buffalo Run Golf Course, in partnership with the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, provides veterans, retirees, and active duty service members the chance to attend free golf clinics each summer, led by Buffalo Run’s PGA professionals. The Salute to Military Service program uses golf as a tool to help veterans rehabilitate, overcome adversities and improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Clinics are scheduled for Summer 2020. Thank you to the 100 participants from the 2019 PGA HOPE program! More information, including dates, will be posted at BuffaloRunGolfCourse.com as it becomes available.