In 1899, members of the First Colorado Volunteers, banded together in brotherhood to found an organization to support Veterans of the Spanish American War. Fifteen years later, those founding members and their nascent organization merged with two other Veterans organizations to create today’s Veterans of Foreign Wars. In fact, the Colorado Post is the very first Post in the world, carrying the designation of Post 1.
In keeping with the innovative tradition of service of those founding members, Post 1 is helping today’s Veteran’s and Veteran Organizations in a uniquely Colorado way. Located in the Santa Fe Arts district, the Post operates an Art Gallery featuring Veteran Artists and their unique stories. They offer yoga in the gallery two nights a week, and partner with Healing Warriors to provide non-narcotic therapy for Veterans with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress. The goal is to work with community partners and other non-profits to provide Veterans the services they need, before the need becomes critical. Post 1 is the model that the National VFW is adopting for the VFW Post of the 21st Century.
This is a uniquely Colorado enterprise that is a model for supporting our nations Veterans and we have a uniquely Colorado way to support them as they work towards the future. With the generous help of our tasting sponsors you will have the opportunity to sample curated whiskeys from a selection of the most interesting and unique labels that [ whiskey brand ] offers including:
- The tasting will be hosted by a Wine Ambassador, at the Post 1 Art Gallery in the Art District on Santa Fe. The Ambassador will explain the unique flavor profiles and tastes of each curated wine. Light appetizers, from [ food brand ], will provide a perfect balance to the wine you will sample.
After the tasting, all guests will be invited to explore the Post 1 Gallery on a guided tour with a member of the Post, who will provide additional history and context around the organization, the facility, and the services they offer to our nations Veterans. While exploring the gallery, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a specially aged Jim Beam Black Label Manhattan, enjoy and purchase the art on display, and generally enjoy the company of individuals that enjoy whiskey, creative food, and have a commitment to our veterans.
This wine tasting hosted by Post 1 will have an exclusive number of seats available, and the numbers are extremely limited.