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AARP Black Forest chapter shows appreciation to military retirees and spouses

Chapter 1100 of AARP in Black Forest participated in the Military Retiree/Spouse Appreciation Day at Peterson Space Force Base on September 23. It was the first such recognition day observed there since the pandemic began five years ago. A full breakfast, the presentation of the colors and the National Anthem opened the day. Fifty-five vendors, including Chapter 1100, participated. The vendors represented insurance, medical, banking and many community service and military retirement organizations from all branches of the armed forces. A military brass quintet serenaded the crowd in the vendor area, and door prizes were handed out. Several service organizations provided key presentations in rooms adjacent to the vendor area. There was a large turnout for this day of appreciation, with hopefully more on the horizon.

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