July 3rd, 2019 Florissant, Colorado:
by Dane and Annemarie Egli, Sandi Boehr.
If you do not read the entire story below PLEASE bring a flag to honor this local fallen soldier before the Costello coffee shop opens on the 4th of July.
Elliott J. Robbins and his wife, Victoria are the new, young owners of Costello’s Coffee Shop, in Florissant, at the junction of Teller 1 and 24. Elliott was the gracious smiling face that greeted you there and was always excited and humbled by everyone’s patronage. Elliott often shared their hopes and dreams of building the Coffee Shop’s business. They had lots of plans – now all cut short.
Elliott was one of the soldiers reported killed on June 30th. Heartbreakingly, he was only three weeks from coming home he and Victoria had just had their first son, Elliott,Jr., just a few weeks before this deployment began. Elliott Jr. will be growing up without knowing his daddy.
Costello’s is closed now, understandably, but there is a note on the door that says they plan to open the morning of July 4th. Several of us old military types thought it would be a fitting tribute if they opened their doors to a flood of American flags placed in the borders around the Coffee House by our community, as a show of support. If any of you, would like to help us in this effort, break out your flags and feel free to join us and pass the word. I am sure Victoria and little Elliott are going to need all the love our community can show them.
I guess, there may be some who may not share this sentiment for one reason or another. That is certainly your right. But please save that for some other time and just know there is a young, grieving widow that desperately needs our support right now. I hope we can join together as a community and honor Elliott’s memory and encourage his family in this small way. To us, showing support for a young widow who has given everything for our country, is one of the most fitting ways we can think of to mark the real meaning of the Fourth of July.
If you agree, grab a flag or two and plant them outside Costello’s before they open in the morning on the Fourth (in the borders – not blocking the parking lot. ) Let’s flood the place with love and support!
We also hope to place a basket inside for cards for Vicky and little Elliott.
Here is a link for more information on Elliott and his distinguished service to our country : https://www.military.com/…/army-identifies-third-soldier-ki….
Dane and Annemarie Egli, Sandi Boehr