The Center for American Values

The Center for American Values purpose is to connect with individuals and organizations at all socio-economic levels through their programs including: HIP Educational Outreach, Portraits of Valor Exhibit, On Values Speaker Series, and American Values Narratives Project. The Center’s objectives and programs include use of its gallery and conferencing space for organizations in need of meeting facilities specific to promoting character and leadership development curriculums, educational training seminars, executive study groups, conferences, special events, ceremonial activities, educational outreach opportunities, and public tours.

Adding to the ambience of The Center’s facilities is an extraordinary collection of photographic portraits and documentation of over 140 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The collection is a powerful example of the self-sacrifices one segment of our society has made to protect the freedoms we enjoy. The Center fully recognizes America’s cherished values are enriched by all segments of society. From educators and care givers to entrepreneurs and blue and white collar workers, the Center strives to recognize all those who have distinguished themselves.

The Center for American Values, Inc., is headed by non‐paid corporate officers Board President Brad Padula and Board Chairman Drew Dix. They are tasked with assuring all funds are dedicated to ensuring the goals set forth in the mission, vision, and core values are met. Visit the website at: http://www.americanvaluescenter.org/

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Beyond supporting the Medal of Honor recipients and their exclusive Society, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is dedicated to educating our nation’s youth and the broader U.S. public about the values of courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism embodied in the Medal of Honor and applying those values daily. Visit the website at: http://www.cmohfoundation.org/

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, chartered by Congress, is a special organization whose membership is limited to those who have received the Medal of Honor.  It exists not only to unite us, but to work with others to foster and promote patriotism. Visit the website at: http://www.cmohs.org/

Drew D. Dix

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Drew Dix, was presented his award by Lyndon Johnson on January 19, 1969.  Drew Dix is the the Co-founder and Board Chairman of the Center for American Values, a non-profit organization  located in Pueblo, Colorado. His vision for the Center is to be a source for future generations to learn and explore how doing the right thing for family, community and country will keep America great. Visit the website at: http://www.drewdix.com/

Walk of Valor

The Center for American Values is one of many stops on Pueblo, Colorado’s Walk of Valor. The walk begins at the Heroes Plaza Medal of Honor memorial statues and continues through several other landmarks including the new Veterans Bridge and ending at the Portraits of Valor display at the Center for American Values. The Portraits of Valor photographic collection of over 140 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients is enhanced with interactive audio and visual content on digital display panels. Visit the website at: http://www.walkofvalor.com/

 

Beyond the Medal of Honor

Beyond the Medal of Honor is an award winning documentary produced and directed by Center Co-Founder Brad Padula.  The film profiles the four congressional Medal of Honor Recipients from Pueblo and aired on national PBS in 2004.  The documentary was also distributed to over 17,000 high schools across the country with educational curriculum.  In 2005 the film was recognized with four Heartland Region Emmy nominations and was winner of two for direction and music.. Visit the website at: http://www.beyondthemedal.com/

 

El Pomar Foundation

History and tradition don’t always lead to innovation, but in the case of El Pomar Foundation these three words are intertwined.

History means we’ve been around a long time–since 1937 when entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie established a legacy to serve as a valuable resource for the people of Colorado.

Tradition means we do some things year in and year out. Grantmaking is one example. El Pomar Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the state of Colorado–and has been doing so since the Foundation was established. Some grantees have been funded on a regular basis since the days when the Penroses made grant decisions themselves.

Innovation means the trustees of El Pomar are constantly looking for new ways to achieve the mission set forth by the Penroses– to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. El Pomar’s extensive programs are an example of innovation in action. The program details are all different, but together they support the same objectives of developing leaders and strengthening communities.

Visit the website at: http://www.elpomar.org/

 

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

he PUEBLO WEISBROD AIRCRAFT MUSEUM is located at the Pueblo Municipal Airport Phone: (719) 948-9219

SAVING AIR HISTORY: This is the motto of the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society, which manages the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum for the City of Pueblo. Located on Magnuson Avenue just south of the Pueblo Airport, the museum houses more than a dozen aircraft dating to World War II and Korea, including the huge B-29, “Peachy” in Hangar 1. In Hangar 2 are aircraft eleven more aircraft of later years. Outside are three additional planes.

Starting in 1972, then Pueblo City manager Fred Weisbrod began collecting vintage airplanes at the municipal airport, on the grounds of the former WW II Pueblo Army Air Base. In time, more aircraft were added, attracting the attention of vandals and scavengers. In 1985 a group of military veterans formed the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society for the purpose of raising funds to protect and restore these aircraft. PHAS now cares for the planes and operates the museum under a management agreement with the city. Visit the website at: http://www.pwam.org/

 

 

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