Veteran’s Day Steamboat Style

We live in a country of great pride and privilege, and that’s in large part due to the military men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our right to live in a free country with opportunity for all. The Steamboat Springs community does a great job of honoring the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. There’s a Memorial Day ceremony every year in May and every Veteran’s Day stores and restaurants around Steamboat Springs offer special discounts to those who have served in the military. Our local schools welcome veterans by hosting assemblies where they honor the veterans with patriotic songs as well as listen to the veterans describe what it meant to them to serve their country.

Veteran's Day
Veteran’s Day

In this day and age where too many kids think a video game encompasses what war is all about, having the opportunity to mix and mingle with veterans representing all branches of the military and hearing about the teamwork, trust and sacrifice involved in serving your country provides valuable insights and life lessons. Of course having the chance to put on an F-18 flight helmet or an oxygen mask is pretty cool too.

Scott Franz photo, Strawberry Park Elementary
Scott Franz photo, Strawberry Park Elementary

Students at Steamboat Springs’ Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools also put together a slide show of their family members currently serving in the Armed Forces. It’s a meaningful exchange of special moments that makes a lasting impression on the veterans as well as on the students. When Friday, November 11th Veteran’s Day, rolls around this week, if you happen to see a retired military veteran, or someone currently serving in our Armed Forces, take the time to thank them for their service and also, remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and didn’t make it home.

—For more information on buying real estate or questions regarding Steamboat Springs real estate or renting a home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at:





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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