Lakewood glass blowers creating glass replicas of Columbine flower to benefit veterans

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Glass blowers at a shop in Lakewood are trying to make the perfect Columbine flower a Colorado staple as a unique art project honoring our state’s veterans of World War I.

Each Columbine is the name of a World War I-era replica dog tag of a Coloradan who lost their life.

It’s a campaign the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1 started to honor the 100th anniversary of World War I.

A total 1,290 Coloradans made the ultimate sacrifice — so that’s how many flowers they’ll make.

“The term ‘Never Forget’ started from World War I and it`s something we hold true today. But, it`s also important to say to the future generations, if your loved one or if you yourself give the ultimate sacrifice, 100 years later you won’t be forgotten” said Michael Mitchel, executive director of the Post 1 Foundation.

If you’d like to purchase a flower, you can visit the VFW post’s website. All the money made from sales will help fund the VFW’s cause, an organization that helps veterans adjust when they get back home.

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