On Saturday, the Broomfield Veterans Museum will host an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Saturday’s event will begin with a coffee and conversation at 11 a.m. by retired Army Chaplain Andy Meverden, a resident of Longmont, who will speak about the impact of September 11 on his military service and his ministry in Afghanistan. (Note, the 11 a.m. start time is one hour later than usual.)
Meverden enlisted in the military in 1972 and served 40 years as a soldier in military intelligence, psychological, medical, and armor units before being appointed chaplain in the Army Reserve. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2002-03 with the Colorado Army National Guard Green Berets. There, he created conversational English lessons for Afghan high school boys and girls. He has also led humanitarian missions with orphans and widows. He retired in 2014 after serving as the Colorado National Guard’s command chaplain.
Following Colonel Meverden’s intervention, the museum will present a documentary film “In Search of the Light of Day”, which tells the story of two families who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks, including the Faughnan family who lives in Colorado. Through unique artwork and video, the documentary shows how each family overcame their losses and how they overcame their grief to find healing and hope.
And please see the new exhibit at the museum that honors the 18 Coloradans who died in the attacks, including Jason Dahl, the Highlands Ranch pilot whose airliner crashed in Shanksville, PA.
The Broomfield Veterans Museum is located at 12 Garden Center on the north side of Midway Boulevard, approximately 400 yards east of Wadsworth. Free entry. For more information, call 303-460-6801.