Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter is scheduled to host the Rwandan Ambassador to the United States at the Governor's Residence today. On Friday, the First Lady will be among those taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home for injured soldier Matthew Keil in Parker.

Wednesday, April 9

5:30 p.m.                                First Lady Jeannie Ritter welcomes Ambassador James Kimonyo of the Republicof Rwanda to Colorado during a reception at the Governor's Residence. Ambassador Kimonyo will be in Colorado to speak at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs on Thursday. The reception will celebrate U.S./Rwandan relations and acknowledge the work being done in Rwanda byColorado groups such as Centura Health, Project CURE, Engineers Without Borders and CU's Center for Global Health.
                                                Location: Governor's Residence, 8th and Logan streets.
Friday, April 11
11 a.m.                                   The First Lady will participate in a groundbreaking in Parker for the new home for injured Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil. During his second tour of duty in Iraq, the newly married 25-year-old soldier was hit by sniper fire in February 2007. The injury left him a quadriplegic, though he has regained some use of his left arm. The home is being built by Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit that builds specially adapted homes for severely wounded service members.
Location: 12249 Grand Mesa Lane, Parker.