Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:47
22nd Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival
Cripple Creek, CO
Celebrating it's 22nd year!
The oldest and largest Veterans / Motorcycling event west of the Mississippi returns August 15 through 17 to the Old West mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Here’s a few of the rally’s major features of note:
- The 27th ANNUAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION RIDE will stage at the Woodland Park High School on Saturday morning. What has become “Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles” will roll through the mountains under police escort and arrive in style to the cheering supporters at the Rally.
For those of you not going on the Recognition Ride, we suggest that you get out on Bennett Avenue early and get a good spot to watch the 22nd ANNUAL VETERANS PARADE The parade kicks off on the east end of Bennett Avenue at approximately 10:00 am Saturday morning.
- Two VETERANS / MILITARY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES will be part of this year’s Rally. The first is the 27th annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony in Cripple Creek’s City Park at noon on Saturday. This is the centerpiece of Salute to American Veterans Rally and everyone is encouraged to attend. The second will take place Sunday at 1:00 pm at Cripple Creek’s War Memorial on the west end of town near the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. At this important service, the names of servicemen killed in the last year from the local area who were killed in action over the past 12 months will be added to the Memorial.
- SATURDAY NIGHT STREET DANCE returns courtesy of our friends at Century Casino. The intersection of 2nd Street & Bennett Avenue will be closed off at 7:00 pm and transformed into a giant beer garden and dance floor. The music will be rockin'!