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Friendly competition between veterans


Courtesy Photo The Military Order of the Purple Heart is holding a “Battle of the Branches” competition to see who can get the most donations of non-perishable foods and clothing to the OUR Center in Longmont. The effort is for Armed Services Day.

Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Boulder County are holding a drive to help the OUR Center in Longmont.

The event is leading up to Armed Forces Day, which celebrates all branches of our military. This year it will be observed on May 20, always the third Saturday in May.

The drive is from noon to 4 p.m. on May 20 at Shoes and Brews, 63 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont.

Senior Vice-Commander John Reid of MOPH Chapter 434 and fellow veterans are having a “Battle of the Branches,” where people who donate can pick which armed service branch they want their donation to go t...

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