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Flinch Forward 1st Anniversary Whiskey & Wings

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Come and join while supporting your local Veterans and First Responder at Elkins Distillery as we celebrate the 1st anniversary of Flinch Forward. We'll have Rooftop Rodeo Tickets and Flinch Forward T-shirts as free giveaways and Two Chicks and a Henhouse Food Truck will be on hand serving delicious food!

Not a Flinch Forward member? Our annual membership is $22.00 for Veterans and First Responders and $25.00 for our "Support Battalion" membership. New members will get a free plate of wings as well! Need to renew your membership? You'll get a free plate of wings too!

Volunteer for the Rooftop Rodeo and get FREE Tickets!

Flinch Forward Donates to Estes Park American Legion Post 119 for Building Repair Fund


Flinch Forward, a US Military Veteran and First Responder organization recently donated over $2,000 dollars to the Estes Park American Legion Post 119 Building Repair Fund.

Flinch Forward President Adam Shake presented a check to American Legion Post Commander Loren Shriver earlier this month, saying that in his twenty years of working with veterans organizations, the relationship between these two organizations is the most cohesive that he’s experienced. Shake continued by saying often times, organizations become silo’d and cut off from some of the needs of the people they are trying to serve. “That’s why is so important for us to work together,” Shake said. “The demographics of the members of organizations are different, but they also overlap. When we work together, we amplify our voice and serve the larger community.”

More information on Flinch Forward can be found at

Estes Park Community 9/11 Tribute Planned.


The Estes Park American Legion Post 119 and Flinch Forward would like to invite you to join them on Tuesday 9/11/18 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Estes Park American Legion in remembrance of the 2,983 men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. We will also be honoring our local veteran and active duty military, firefighters and police officers. An honor guard will be present and there will be a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims.

American Legion Commander Loren Shriver, Estes Valley Fire Protection District Training Officer Paul Capo, Estes Park Police Department Captain Corey Pass and Flinch Forward Board Member and US Navy Reserve Commander Kendra Ryan will be speaking on behalf of their organizations.

The events of 9/11 affected each and every one of us profoundly and in different ways. It’s been 17 years since that tragic day, but we will always live in a “post 9/11” world. 9/11 continues to impact the way we live our day to day lives. Everything from the way we travel to the way we conduct security and our military operations have been forever changed.

Please join us for this special event, and let us never forget.

Join Flinch Forward for a Community Pig Roast at Elkins Distillery on Saturday June 30th!


Flinch Forward, an organization for Veterans and First Responders would like to invite the Estes Park community to join them for a Community Pig Roast at Elkins Distillery on Saturday, June 30th. The festivities start at 2:00 and go on until the last plate of pork barbeque has been served!

Military Veterans or First Responders who sign up for a $22.00 membership or Supporters who sign up for a $25.00 Support Battalion membership will get a plate of roasted pork, two slider buns, choice of barbecue sauce, and a side, absolutely free! Plates are normally $8.00 each. You’ll also be able to sign up to win a free Flinch Forward T-shirt.