Nominate a 2018 Military Person of the Year

March 9, 2018|Posted in: Community Event, Military Appreciation

For forty-two years, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce has joined with the business community to recognize and honor American service members assigned to units in the Aurora and Denver Metro area through the Annual Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon. This prestigious event, sponsored by Colorado Technical University and coordinated by the Chamber’s Defense Council, recognizes the growing number of active duty service members in the area. It also reaches out to those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

The luncheon includes an award ceremony for our Military Persons of the Year—12 individuals who have been selected by their service branches for their outstanding achievements during the past year. We have also have a category for our Commonwealth Partners. Additionally, we recognize a member of the community who has contributed significantly to building greater understanding and support of the military with the Bob Cardenas Award.

The 2018 Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Denver, 3203 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207 on May 4, 2018. Doors open at 11 a.m. A formal flag ceremony kicks off the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Keynote speaker for the luncheon is Brigadier General (retired) Ron Huntley –

Additional information is available by contacting Rene Simard,, at the Aurora Chamber or by calling 303-344-1500.

Complete and submit the form below by April 6 to nominate an exceptional Service Member.