There will be Memorial Day observances in Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford this weekend.
Today we are a nation at war against terrorism. The armed forces of the United States are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq and are working hard to protect our country against those who would do us harm.
Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Memorial Day community pancake breakfast on Monday, May 28. For only $7 attendees will be treated to an "all-you-can-eat" feast of pancakes, eggs to order, link sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary of Delta will be performing two memorial services in honor of deceased veterans this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.
Post and Auxiliary members, assisted by the Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 members and the local squadron of Civil Air Patrol cadets will do a short memorial service at Mesa View Cemetery at 9:30 at the entrance by the flagpole.
The Fruitland Mesa Club is asking folks in the community to donate pies for its annual Memorial Day dinner, scheduled for Sunday, May 27, at the Crawford Methodist Church.
Monday, May 29, was a day set aside for remembering the fallen men and women who fought for the freedom of every American. Each person celebrates and remembers in their own fashion.
Surrounded by impossibly large buildings, cheered on by masses of spectators, and supported from thousands of miles away by their hometown, the Cedaredge High School Music Department marched down historic Constitution Avenue blasting the school fight song.
With the waters of the swollen North Fork River roaring below, members of American Legion Wilson Head Post 97 held their annual ceremony at the Grand Avenue Bridge Monday while a small group of observers bowed their heads and held their hands over their hearts.
"Help us to remember with reverence the valor and devotion of our departed comrades," said Joe Kaputa, a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam.
While the average age of American Legion members at Crawford Cemetery at last Sunday's Memorial Day service hovered somewhere above 60, those at the ceremony couldn't help but notice young Brady Todd. The former Marine is the newest member of the Crawford American Legion Lynch-Cotten Post 190.
Before the annual Memorial Day ceremonies began Sunday at Crawford Cemetery, American Legion District 11 Commander Jimmy Davidson recognized four long-time local Legion members. "They have been faithful members of Lynch-Cotten Post," Davis told the crowd of about 200 who had gathered for the occasion.
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