The HICS Reunion at Denver 2017
|The whole group minus a few.|
|The guys who spent years in Air Force for the freedoms of our country.|
|The women who support our men.|
|The appetizer food was great and presented so beautifully.|
|Who knows what memories were being discussed at this table but everyone was intent on listening.|
Everyone enjoyed watching old videos of the Air Force working days some 40 years ago.
|Great music was playing so some fun dancing had to happen.|
More talking and reminiscing.
|The Red/White/Blue made for a|
very patriotic hall.
|Rick and Diane French looking rather serious. |
Take a good look because that does not happen often.
|TALK, TALK AND TALK SOME MORE!|
|Beautiful mountains. I was thankful the windows were clean for taking scenic pictures.|
|Loved these little quint towns and the outdoor markets, especially all the flowers.|
|We took a 45 minute bathroom break and time to look around or have a snack/drink.|
|Pretty sure this was in the town of Nederland,Co|
I wish I had taken notes along with taking many pictures so I could remember the names of some of these places. All I remember is the amazing beauty of this area.
|My husband Jeff Falin , just had to check out this coffin.|
|I however loved the walking covered bridge.|
|Everyone meeting to continue our science drive.|
|Old Town Hall of Nederland. 1874!|
Mountains and more mountains.
We had a nice noon lunch and arrived back at the hotel safe and sound.
Dale, Thank You for the safe trip and wonderful tour. I know it was enjoyed by all.
|Dale the tour guide and driver. |
THANKS A BUNCH!
Group 2 enjoyed an afternoon of Tea tasting, a museum and who knows what all took place.
|Tasting the TEA!|
LEANIN ONE WAY
AND LEANIN THE OTHER WAY!
|It doesn't get much more fun then this!|
|This was a Wine Tasting at Balisteri Vineyards. Looks like a great time. Thinking this took place Friday Aug 11th during the day.|
Saturday evening banquet and program.
|Saturday evening Banquet,|
Pastor Pam Ciulla led the opening prayer and the blessing for the food.
The Saturday night Banquet was a great patriotic event. One of the very first things was listening to Red Skeleton recite the Pledge to the Flag, one word at a time with full explanation. When you have a room full of dedicated, retired military veterans, there is not a single person who would even consider "taking the knee"! All were standing firm, hand over heart and I would guess most even had a few tears in their eyes.
If you want to listen to Red Skeleton and his version of The Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, you can google this site below.
|Master of ceremonies, Dale Fairbanks|
|Special speaker for the night.|
|RED, WHITE AND BLUE! Very fitting colors for a United States Air Force retirement reunion.|
|So happy that Jasper and Helen Green could make it to the reunion.|
|What a unique way to sell raffle tickets. There were many great prizes. The extra raffle money will help defray cost of the next HICS REUNION which will be 3 years from now in Utah.|
|Selling more raffle tickets. So many good prizes, I think everyone left with something.|
|Great food and guess who led the way?|
|FOOD LINE FOR THE WONDERFUL BUFFET!|
|Sorry Pam, caught you with a mouth full of that delicious food but just look at the nice smile on Sal's face!|
|Thank You to all these women who support, encourage and love their military men!|
|The HICS Reunion group! A big thank you to all who came to the 2017 reunion.|
Sunday was a beautiful day to meet at a very beautiful park for a picnic.
|This was such a beautiful park with very unique sculptures. It was wonderful that it was walking distance from the Hotel.|
|It was fun walking over this walk bridge to get to the picnic area. It was actually closer to walk around by why not use such a lovely bridge.|
What better way to end this blog. Our friend, Harry Miniken giving the "PEACE" sign with a "I will see you all in 3 years at the next HICS reunion"