Boulder Star Virtual Lighting Ceremony to be Held on Veterans Day

Boulder Star Virtual Lighting Ceremony To Be Held On Veterans Day

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The Boulder Chamber, with the support of Lord & Reynolds Electrical Services, the CU Boulder Veterans Alumni Association, and City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, will light the Boulder Star on Veterans Day, November 11.

The annual Veteran’s Day lighting of the Boulder Star is a tribute to active and former members of the armed services. The Boulder Star lighting also kicks off the holiday season with a symbol of hope and inspiration that can be seen for miles during the long winter nights. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Boulder Star’s first lighting in December of 1947.

The Boulder Chamber is the proud steward of the Boulder Star, but this work would not be possible without community and volunteer support, including the sponsorship of Boulder Community Health, in recognition of their 100th anniversary of service to the Boulder community. Annual sales of the Boulder Star Holiday Card also are an important contributor to upkeep of the Boulder Star. This year’s Boulder Star Holiday Card features artwork by local artist Anne Gifford and is on sale at the Boulder Chamber and several partner retailers, all listed on the Boulder Chamber’s website at

“As we emerge from the impact of so many tragic hits to our community over the past two years, let’s look toward the shining light of the Boulder Star as a sign of appreciation for the veterans, health care workers and first responders who fought for our safety during the darkest hours and as a symbol of our collective resilience,” said John Tayer, Boulder Chamber President and CEO. “We will face future challenges, but just as the Boulder Star shines brightly above us every holiday season, so will our community forever shine in its resolve to secure an even brighter future ahead.”

In the interest of protecting the natural open space lands around the Boulder Star and to avoid public safety hazards, the Boulder Chamber and the City of Boulder ask community members to avoid hiking and gathering in the area around the Boulder Star. Instead, please enjoy the Boulder Star from afar. Learn more about the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)'s steps to protecting the natural area around the star here:

The Boulder Chamber invites community members to enjoy the annual holiday lighting of the Boulder Star by tuning in to the Boulder Chamber’s YouTube channel (@boulderchamber) to watch the livestreamed event. The livestream will begin at 6 p.m. on November 11 at

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