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Our Fall 2021 Picnic will be held on September 11, 2021 - at North Lake Park - South Shelter

The 3rd annual LHS Class of ’68 picnic will be held on Saturday, Sept 11th, 2021 in the south shelter at the North Lake Park, SE corner of 29th and Taft, Loveland. From: 11:30am until 3pm.

Pot Luck: Bring a “dish” to share - and a lawn chair if desired. And please feel free to bring your own food if you have food allergies etc. Plates, utensils, napkins etc, water/soft drinks will be provided

BYOB - NO GLASS.

Hope to see you there… if you need more info contact Mark Radtke at MVRadtke@yahoo.com.

If you have MOVED: please advise Bev Wehr of you new address: B.wehr@comcast.net. THANKS!!!

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Loveland High School class of 1968 Military Veterans

Update from Jack Crow -- August 8, 2021

It has been a very long time since I have touched base with you. This project has been a very long process and it will continue on for awhile. We have made some progress and I am going to fill in some of the blanks for you. Patience is probably the mode that we are in right now.

We have ditched the effort to put this at Loveland High School, because the school district is not very cooperative and we loose total control of OUR memorial. Their policy is they will take it down at any given time and it will be gone! We looked at Webster park and the city does not want that to be included with the Fallen Soldier memorial that is there now.

We have partnered with the City of Loveland Parks to locate this at Loveland Burial park, to be located with the war memorials on the south side entrance to the burial park. Right now there are five memorials there and the city is going to improve this area. We will be locating our memorial in this area, once it gets approved which will be in a month or two.

We met with the parks manager and planner and they are very excited to move on this project. The red tape process has begun. Right now we are working with Hoff Construction and a bid has been submitted to us. There are a few details to work out, and their architect will be looking at our design. A very slow process, but we are moving forward finally.

The memorial will be an octagon shape with each class having a side for their engraved stones. The classes involved are from 1960-1969. The name of the memorial will be called Loveland High School Vietnam Era Veterans Monument . We will start fund raising for this as soon as the city gives the go ahead. Completion will probably be the Spring of 2022 and dedication on Memorial Day 2022.

We as class of "68" have 55 names that will appear on this monument. We also have a surplus of engraving stones dollars that we will put into the fund for paying the cost. We are partnering with the American Legion, that will be keeping all funds in their tax deductible account. I will address this at a later date to keep you informed.

I don't have a lot of answers but if you have questions please let me know. This is finally tracking on a positive side and I think everyone will be proud of this Monument/Memorial. It has been a long summer so far, but a rewarding one. Thank you to all who have donated to this cause and maybe a class mailing be in order after all the puzzle pieces are put together.

-- Respectfully Jack Crow

This is background information from Jack's previous communication:

Loveland High School is proud to honor the military veterans from the class of 1968 (other classes have been designated also) with a memorial that has been erected at the high school. We want to include all the veteran graduates from ‘68’. We need to identify all that have served so we can proudly honor you.

The memorial is made of brick pavers with the veteran’s names inscribed on them. They will consist of eight names on each paver. The memorial is located on the east side of the high school just west of the parking lot.

The memorial is forecasted to be dedicated on Veterans Day 2021. The time limit is of great importance, so If we can expedite the list of names to the monument company ASAP, it would be helpful.

You can email your name, branch and dates of service to Jack Crow at csmcrow@comcast.net it would be appreciated. You can include your rank too if you choose. The memorial only lists the names of the veterans.

>> See the list we have so far

We are also in need of contributions to cover the costs of adding the Class of ’68 pavers to the memorial. Please support us with a contribution. Checks should be made out to “LHS Reunion Committee” and note “veterans” in the memo line.

  Send checks to:
Jack Crow 8133 Raspberry Drive
Frederick, Co 80504
OR Make an online donation via PayPal -- you don't need a PayPal account - just select the credit card option when you get to the PayPal screen.

(This donation payment goes into our LHS '68 PayPal account and will be distributed to the Veteran's Memorial project)

Thank you, Jack L Crow, Command Sergeant Major, Retired, USA -- Class of 1968

   
VERIFIED NAMES FROM INDIVIDUALS: NAMES NOT VERIFIED
Juan Blanco Shirley Chaffin
James Garen (Gary) Dale Marc Hennessee
Bruce Ross Mike Horn
Craig McDonald (Deceased) Roger Lanning
Richard Schneider (Deceased) Richard Ross
David Sowder (Deceased) Dan Stewart
Monte Watson Edward Sullivan
Donald Reck Tom Hull
Terry Marshall Bill Rauch
Stephen M. Rothe Steve Zeiler
Jack Crow Monte Stevens
Mark Bernhardt Terry Anderson
Terry Kotwitz (by Don Reck) Terry Branstner

 

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