The U.S. Honor Flag will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night as part of the bi-partisan Waldo Canyon Fundraising Event at Penrose House. The El Paso Dems and GOP are combining to host a fundraiser reception for the Waldo Canyon Fire Victims Assistance fund.
WHO: Open to the public. Register at: https://demsandreps.webconnex.com/waldocanyon
WHAT: Fundraising gala with elected officials and officers from major political parties, firefighters, live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 31st, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: El Pomar’s Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
WHY: Help Here, Help Now, Help BIG! Attend this fundraising effort and enjoy a memorable evening of support and giving.
100% of the proceeds go to the fund, which is administered by the Pikes Peak United Way.
About the U. S. Honor Flag
The U.S. Honor Flag rose above the rubble of the fallen Twin Tours following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and has since flown at the site of those attacks, at memorial services for over 1,000 fallen soldiers, firefighters and police officers, and has flown as a source of inspiration for active duty military personnel over battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Honor Flag has toured more than 100 communities throughout the nation and overseas, and was even launched into space during the shuttle Atlantis’ final mission in July 2011.
The U.S. Honor Flag was flown to Colorado on Sunday formal presentation during the memorial service for Colorado Springs Police Officer Mathew Tyner who was killed in a motorcycle crash while on patrol last week. The flag was last in Colorado Springs in September of 2011 when its ceremonial arrival and presentation was the centerpiece of the El Paso County Sesquicentennial Celebration.