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BEACON Senior News - Western Colorado

We’re thankful for veterans and for you!

Nov 01, 2022 09:33AM ● By Cloie Sandlin

I’ve always thought it appropriate that Veterans Day and Thanksgiving share the same month. Among our many reasons to be thankful, freedom should be at the top of the list.

Please thank a vet for their service and sacrifice—not just this month but whenever the opportunity arises. It’s because of them that many of us have never had to witness the horrors of war. 

While some veterans don’t wish to relive these horrors, one thing I’ve learned from working at the BEACON is that there are many others who are eager to tell their stories when they know someone is prepared to hear them. These stories—the good and the bad—are a gift, and you can read a couple of them in this month’s issue. 

You can also check out a few Veterans Day events, along with a list of resources for local veterans here.

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Despite paper shortages and other supply issues facing the print industry, we will be increasing our circulation and printing more issues of the BEACON. Although this will make the magazine easier to find, they still go like hotcakes! The best way to ensure you get your BEACON every month is to subscribe. 

Normally, it’s $20 for one year and $30 for two, but in the spirit of the holidays, you can gift the BEACON to a friend for free when you purchase a subscription for yourself. 

A subscription also guarantees you won’t miss out on any senior-related news and events, including the release of our 2023 BEACON Guide. This annual resource directory includes hard-to-find contact information for clubs, medical centers, government agencies and more, which are verified annually for accuracy. 

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Tell us who stands above the rest with the 2023 BEACON Best Awards! Recognize the businesses with superior customer service that have earned your trust and loyalty with this coveted award. By voting, you’re entered to win prizes and gift cards to some of your favorite spots. All you have to do is fill out and mail in the ballot, or vote online. Don’t forget to let them know you’re rooting for them! 

We’re thankful for you!

From all of us at the BEACON, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving