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Underwater Scuba Tournament
& Silent Auction 2023

Nov 4-11: Silent Auction
Nov 10-11: Underwater Poker Tournament

November 4-11: Silent Auction
November 10-11: Underwater Poker Tournament

High Plains Scuba launches its 18th annual support event for regional veterans and the organizations that serve them.

You don't have to have scuba skills or equipment to register for the High Plains Scuba Underwater Poker Tournament, benefitting the Veterans Plaza and the Vet-to-Vet Fund! It will run Friday, November 10, from 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Additionally, you can participate in HPS Regional Virtual On-Line Silent Auction which also benefits the Plaza and Vet-to-Vet Fund. The auction is active Saturday, November 4, at 9 a.m. and runs through Saturday, November 11, at 4 p.m. Register and make your bids at the AUCTION LINK. Items are being added daily, so check back often!

HPS has partnered with the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado to support its Vet-2-Vet emergency fund. The fund's purpose is to provide emergency financial resources to military veterans and their families when other funds have been exhausted or are not available in the area. Additionally, HPS supports the Veterans Plaza events designed to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.

For more information, contact John Reardon at

Veterans Day 2023

November 11, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Colorado State University
University of Northern Colorado

Colonel Gregg Johnson, Commander
Air Force ROTC, Detachment 90
cordially invites you to the
Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The keynote speaker will be Captain Deb Terry (Sep.) who graduated from CSU and is a pioneer as the first Detachment 90 female graduate to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training. She attended difference training for the KC-135 at Castle AFB, CA before being assigned to the 340th AREFG, 11 AREFS at Altus AFB, OK. She flew sorties around the world, becoming a KC-135A/R Evaluator Pilot. Her connection with CSU and Detachment 90 remained strong when David Green, her younger brother, graduated from CSU and commissioned into the Air Force. David Green, however, sadly passed away in a training accident in 1988. Captain Terry separated from the Air Force a year later in 1989. Since then, she has worked as a computer simulation software engineer at Hughes Rediffusion, designing simulator programs for the Air Force and Delta Air Lines. Desiring to honor her brother, she established scholarships to assist Detachment 90 AFROTC cadets and CSU military veterans. Captain Terry’s selection to the Alumni Council gives her more opportunities to support the Air Force and specifically, Colorado State University and Detachment 90.

All-Veterans Heroes Gala 2024

Spring 2024

Canvas Stadium Club at Colorado State University
Celebrating All Commands & Vietnam Veterans/Honorees.  

Please contact to inquire about table reservations or to donate for the live auction!

Veterans Plaza Heroes Golf Tournament 2023


Mariana Butte Golf Course
701 Clubhouse Dr, Loveland, CO 80537

See top of page for details and registration.


Monday, September 11, 2023

Ptarmigan Country Club
5416 Vardon Way
Fort Collins, Colorado
11:00 a.m.

The Folds of Honor golf event is a charity tournament that raises funds to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled military service members and first responders. The event features a shotgun start and is a best ball scramble. After the game, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an awards ceremony. It’s a fun-filled day of golf, networking, and giving back to those who have made sacrifices for our country and communities.

Blessings of Liberty : Constitution Week

Saturday, September 23, 2024

Windsor High School Auditorium
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE by Dr. Thomas Krannawitter, Colorado's Constitutional Scholar

Rediscovering the Constitution - You'll fall in love with your country all over again! 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $15 adults, $10 K-12 students.
Find tickets on by searching ‘Rediscovering the Constitution’ or visiting

Rally at the Goat

October 7, 2023

7th Annual CAR SHOW
Classics • Muscle • Resto • Motocycles • Trucks • Military

A benefit for the Veterans Plaza

Horsetooth and College Ave, Fort Collins
The Square Shopping Center Parking Lot Next to Trader Joe’s

  • Registration: $30 Includes a souvenir glass and a beer
  • Registration starts at 9:00 AM


Saturday, August 12 - 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please join us on for this year’s annual picnic at the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado!

The event is free and open to the whole community. Freddy’s will be providing barbecue for all, and Scheel’s will be providing a wide variety of children’s activities, such as big inflatable games like basketball, cannonball air blaster, axe throwing, etc... There will be plenty of tents, seating, giveaways for adults and children, and fun and friendship for all!

Let us know how many people you will be bringing! RSVP by Saturday, August 5:



Every Memorial Day weekend, the Plaza hosts its largest event of the year, bringing in thousands of people from all over Northern Colorado.

This event changes every year, but in the past has seen flyovers from WWII bombers, historical U.S. flag displays, Vietnam and post-9/11 traveling walls, and Military vehicle and equipment displays. 

This year the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall and Cost of Freedom Tribute will be at Veterans Plaza.

Every other year (on odd years) Veterans Plaza brings the traveling Vietnam wall to the Plaza grounds. This wall is a 1/16-scale replica of the actual Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C., and travels around the country in memoriam.

Additionally, the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club puts up their “Field of Honor® American Flag Display,” which consists of 500 American flags in formation. Hanging on the flags are medallions bearing the names of others’ heroes.  

Other veteran-serving organizations contribute to the day by setting up booths and offering services on the Plaza grounds as well.

In addition to the displays, a ceremony takes place yearly where soils from battlefields and places of remembrance from around the world are brought here and placed in the garden by a veteran.

Flag Day 2023

June 14, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate the anniversary of our Flag!  There will be 25 historic American flags displayed where you can learn the history of our nation's flag.

Flags will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until there are sustained winds of 10 mph or more.