Today the United States is a nation at war against terrorism. Our armed forces are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan and are working hard to prepare Afghanistan to become a self-governing democracy and to protect the U.S. against those who would do harm.
It is more important than ever to honor the veterans who lost their lives in war. The following Memorial Day weekend events provide just that opportunity:
Saturday, May 26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Memorial Day pancake breakfast at the Cedaredge Community Center. All-you-can eat buttermilk "made from scratch" pancakes are served with sliced ham and scrambled eggs. You will not leave hungry!
Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m. — Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221 will place individual flags at the gravesite of each veteran in the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Monday, May 28, 7 a.m. — Come to the Cedaredge Cemetery and help set up casket flags with Boy Scout Troop 497, American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221. This is an opportunity for all citizens, service groups and families to participate in erecting the approximately 190 casket flags that will be flown during Memorial Day. Every flag was used in the burial of a veteran and has his/her name on it. The flags will be taken down at 4 p.m.
American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221 will conduct Memorial Day services at Cedaredge Cemetery (10 a.m.), Eckert Cemetery (11 a.m.) and Cory Cemetery (11:30 a.m.) Remarks will be provided by Pastor Tom Lang and the combined veterans organizations will form a color guard. At Cedaredge and Cory, the program includes a roll call of all veterans interred in those cemeteries. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.blog comments powered by Disqus