Educational founding

Arvada VFW celebrates Father’s Day with educational event


Celebrating history comes in many forms, and for the Arvada Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) it is ensuring the community and future generations know the values and what this country was founded upon.

“The Star Spangled Scholars shows the history of who we (Americans) are, and the VFW, we are the defenders of that,” said Ron Fielder, post quartermaster.

On Sunday June 15, the Arvada VFW Post 4331 will host a feast of education to celebrate fathers and the founding of the United States of America. The VFW is working in conjunction with Star Spangled Scholars, a hands-on history program, to teach students what life was like during the founding of America. For the VFW, this event not only recognizes fathers, but also helps students understand the country’s history in a meaningful way.

“Anyone who is interested in the Star Spangled Scholars program and teaching kids and families about true American history is welcome to partner with us to bring our history alive,” said Linda Ferguson, founder of the Star Spangled Scholars program.

Beginning at 3 p.m., members of the program will teach students about the struggles and experiences of the everyday life of one of the country’s founding fathers. They will showcase the clothing, artifacts and items used throughout the time. During the performance, students can use and play with the items, dress in period costumes while learning about their history.

“It’s really great, people will come in here, they’re going to be in Colonial clothes — it’s going to be neat,” Fielder said. “I think they kids will learn a lot and appreciate who they are and where they come from a little bit more.”

The Arvada VFW Post 4331 serves veterans who have served in foreign combat by providing them a community, a social outlet and resources. Post 4331 currently is at capacity, with 462 members, and they seek to continue to grow in both membership and in the community.

“I like to bring a bunch of kids in here,” Fielder said. “To let them know where we came from. This way they’re going to be seeing it in front of them rather than in a book in front of them, it will mean a lot more to them. It’s going to be an adventure.”

A feast of hot dogs and hamburgers will be served following the presentation. For more information, contact Ron Fielder at 303-424-3824.