Veteran Resources

Lakewood is a Veteran-Friendly Employer!

Vet in uniform shakes hands

We foster an extremely supportive culture for Veterans, Reservists and members of the National Guard:

  • Honored by U.S. Department of Labor for our commitment to recruiting, employing and retaining military veterans with the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award.
  • Lakewood has 9% of regular employees who are veterans - more than eight times the national average.
  • Annual Veterans Recognition Day.
  • Annual Veterans Fair with veterans service providers.
  • Guard/Reserve accommodations to employment.

Top these off with the ability to continue your service to our nation - at the local level - and you'll find Lakewood a great place to hang up your uniform!

Veteran Memorials

The Blue Star Memorial Highway sign.

The City of Lakewood is home to five memorials honoring those who have served.

Take a tour via the city's online story map. The map includes photos and maps of the memorial locations, as well as Google Map links so you can visit the memorials in person.

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View Memorial Map

West Metro Veterans Fair

Save the date: The 2021 fair will take place on September 16.

Veterans Fair Logo This annual event, sponsored by the City of Lakewood, gives vets a chance to connect with dozens of support and service organizations for veterans. The 2021 event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 11a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland Street. View Map

Past participants

Thanks to over 300 participants who attended the 2019 West Metro Veterans Fair. A special thanks to the following organizations that attended the event to provide valuable resources for our veterans: 

  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1071
  • Colorado Community Health Alliance (Medicaid Health Plan)
  • Comeback Yoga
  • Transforming Glory WARRIOR CARE Ministry
  • American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.
  • Adaptive Adventures
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty
  • Jefferson Center
  • 1st Judicial – Veterans Treatment Court
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • Heroes Clinic, CU School of Dental Medicine
  • Horan & McConaty Veterans Memoria Program
  • All Veterans Honor Guard
  • The Sturm Center – University of Denver
  • Blue Spruce Chapter of DAR
  • Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention
  • Denver VA Regional Office – Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • The Phoenix
  • Joining Community Forces
  • VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
  • Eastern Colorado Health Care System
  • Honor Bell Foundation
  • Liver Health Connection
  • DAV National Service Office
  • EquiLane Lending LLC
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Colorado
  • Task Force: ISO
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • The American Legion, Department Service Office
  • Ft. Logan National Cemetery
  • Benefits in Action
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Jefferson County Veterans Service Office
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless 


Veterans Recognition Day

Stand proud and be recognized as we pause as an organization to honor our employees who are veterans of service to our nation.

City Council Proclamation(PDF, 330KB)

Police Department Veterans Recruitment


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Municipal Court Veterans Program

In recognition that returning veterans face unique problems related to their service and have earned special benefits that may help address them, the Lakewood Municipal Court Veterans Process (LMCVP) was established for veterans charged with criminal violations in Lakewood Municipal Court. 

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