Remembering the Brave Ceremony
This ceremony is for Gold Star families from all branches of the military. Click here to download PDF Invitation.
To our Gold Star families and families who have lost a service member:
The President of the
Remembering the Brave Foundation
and The Westin
request the honor of your presence at the
2010 Remembering the Brave Ceremony
11 September 2010 ~ 4:30 PM
The Westin Hotel
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Black Tie / Evening Dress
Gold Star Families please RSVP by 31 July at:
All others please RSVP NLT 14 August.
Email Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our host, the Westin Hotel is offering a wonderful event rate for the evening but it is important to make your reservations early because there are other events that weekend in Denver. We expect to have bonded child care for our Gold Star families if you need it. Once you know youíre coming and would like to take advantage of this service please let us know before 31 July so we can make sure we have arranged for enough caregivers and rooms at the hotel.
Additonal Information and Logistics
For our Gold Star families:
We are working with Menís Wearhouse again this year asking them to partner with us for this wonderful evening. Once we have those details worked out, weíll contact our Gold Star families to make sure they have the information you need to get you the code you need to provide to Menís Wearhouse. With that code, all our Gold Star gentlemen, will be able to contact or go to a local Menís Wearhouse and let them know you are planning on attending the Remembering the Brave Ceremony in Colorado. They will take your measurements and use the code for this event and upon your arrival, they will have a tuxedo ready for you to pickup either locally or you can pick one up at a location near you, all free of charge, just return it the next day or as soon as you get home. All the gentlemen will be able to go into any Menís Wearhouse or Menís Wearhouse & Tux location to get fitted and then pick up their tuxedo. To find the nearest store please go to their website and use the store locator for locations and directions. www.menswearhouse.com
For our Gold Star families, our gracious sponsors have taken care of your meals but we need your reservations, seating desires, and some other important information to prepare for this special evening with you as we honor you and your loved ones and express our deep gratitude for our American Heroes.
Funding permitted; we desire to bring a service member to the ceremony who served with your loved one so they can be there with you on this special evening. They too will be authorized a tuxedo for the evening if they have recently left the service. We need to discuss this with you well in advance to try to arrange flights for them if our funding allows. The earlier we know the better the chances of our getting them to the ceremony with you.
We will be producing a number of special gifts for you so we will need to work closely with you to make sure they are perfect.
Your guests pay for their evening at $100.00 a plate and we will need to have their registrations and seating preferences so we can ensure they are seated with you at your table, so they too need to go online and make reservations separate from yours. There are two registration links, one for Gold Star families and one for everyone else. They are clearly distinct from one another. This is necessary to separate those who require payment and those who do not. If you like, you can make their reservations for them which ensures that they are registered and so the seating arrangements are completed accurately from the start. The tables seat 10 people each so invite as many as you would like and let us know if you need more tables. Last year we had approximately $8,000.00 worth of medals, plaques, uniforms and framed photographs that were not presented because Gold Star families registered but did not show up. Please let us know as early as possible if you have to cancel because we spend a great deal of money and time on this wonderful evening.
We have determined over the last 6 years that the best number of presentations for an evening is about 50. So we are limiting the number of Gold Star family presentations to 50 for the evening. Of course more may attend but the first 50 families that have not attended previously will be presented to that evening. For our Gold Star families, please register no later than July 31st to make sure we have all the information we need for the ceremony in order to make your night as special as possible and so we are prepared. If you have any problems what-so-ever, please email me and I will call you in the evening to work through those issues together.
Questions or concerns? Just email me at email@example.com and I can tell you more about this special evening. We also have other Gold Star families that we can put you in touch with to tell you about our organization and the ďRemembering the BraveĒ ceremony. For more information please visit our website at: www.rememberingthebrave.org
Click here to download PDF Invitation.