21. August 2017 · Comments Off on USS Colorado Crest Presented to State Capitol · Categories: Other Event

On Friday August 18th, the Colorado Thirty Group presented a bronze sculpture of the Ship’s Crest to the State Capitol. Don Addy, Executive Director of the Colorado Thirty group, State Senator Bob Gardner, Sponsor of the USS Colorado Support Bill passed in the last session of the legislature, and JJ Mackin, Chairman of the Commissioning Committee appeared before the State Capitol Improvements Committee to make the presentation. This crest is another copy of the one presented to the boat at Christening and now is mounted in the Wardroom. The Colorado Thirty Group has also presented a copy to the Pentagon and will present a fourth copy to the City of Colorado Springs in October. The crest will be mounted sometime next spring in the South wing of the Capitol

The Colorado Thirty Group, founded in 1978, is a state-wide military support organization providing educational events to its participants. The group also provides Colorado military installation commanders with connections to communities in the state and acts in support of military missions.

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