Red, white and blue flags flew gloriously in the warm morning breeze at the Cedaredge Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Gary Tollefson, VFW Post 9221, opened the ceremony by reminding everyone the words "Happy Memorial Day" mean more than many people realize.
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. It is more important than ever that we honor all veterans who have lost their lives in war.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its auxiliary recently hosted the VFW District 11 meeting and award ceremony in Delta. Honored were the district winners of the Voice of Democracy, a patriotic speech competition for students in grades 9-12; Patriot Pen, an essay competition for students in grades 6-8; and the Teacher of the Year competition, divided into three levels, elementary, middle school and high school.
Seventy-seven years after the attack, on Friday, Dec. 7, members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and Harry A. White American Legion Post 65, with their respective auxiliaries and assisted by Civil Air Patrol cadets and Junior ROTC cadets, presented a brief remembrance service for the bombing of Pearl Harbor, "the day that will live in infamy."
About 40 members and former members of the Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 and its ladies auxiliary attended a holiday dinner Dec. 10. It was billed as a holiday dinner because it was too late for Thanksgiving and too early for Christmas, both important family holidays for many veterans.
Friday, Dec. 7, marked 77 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. To remember and reflect on the the infamous attack the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9211 and Ladies Auxiliary gathered together for their annual Pearl Harbor Day dinner.
The seventh annual Winter Warrior dodgeball tournament at Paonia High School was held Wednesday, Dec. 5. The tournament, bake sale, live auction and chili dinner raised more than $3,000 for the American Legion Post 97 in Paonia.
The members of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary made a special presentation at their annual awards banquet and Christmas party Monday, Dec. 3, to the entire ownership and staff of the Delta County Independent. This certificate of appreciation honored the paper for its years of dedicated service to Delta County, and for its display of patriotic commitment to readers and support of veterans.
Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 in Delta honored a group of veterans that are largely forgotten, not only on Veterans Day, but throughout the year. These VIP veterans are the residents of care facilities.
Veterans from Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and Harry A. White American Legion Post joined with their auxiliary members to demonstrate and explain the way that damaged, faded, and otherwise unserviceable flags are honorably retired by veterans organizations. The veterans demonstrated the proper way of folding the flag, and helped the scouts practice this technique.
Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary 3571 in Delta performed a memorial service on Sept. 11, Patriot Day, at the intersection of US 50 and Confluence Drive, near Arby's.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571, its auxiliary, Harry A. White American Legion Post 65, its ladies auxiliary, and the Delta Library are working together again to help provide deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its Auxiliary recently honored the hometown heroes of the Delta area with an awards dinner to celebrate Loyalty Day.
Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3571 and its Auxiliary, assisted by members of the American Legion and cadets of the local squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a blue spruce at the First Baptist Church in Delta Sunday, April 22.
VFW Post #3571 of Delta and the VFW Auxiliary are planning a new event -- a horseshoe and corn hole tournament to take place Saturday, June 9, at Cleland Park in Delta.
The veterans organizations are seeking sponsors for this event, which is a fundraiser for a new building in North Delta.
Lee Marts VFW Post 3571, its Auxiliary, and the Delta Library are teaming up again to help supply deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 of Delta hosted the VFW District 11 meeting and district awards banquet Sunday, Feb. 11. VFW and Auxiliary members representing nine posts and seven auxiliaries on the Western Slope honored the district winners of three contests sponsored by the VFW and Auxiliary.
Six years ago, VFW Post #3571 purchased the North Delta Community House, intending to transform the vacant building into a post hall. Since then, post and auxiliary members have hosted several events to raise funds for renovation. They've also reconsidered their original plan to update the community house.
Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its auxiliary were joined by cadets from the Delta County squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, their leaders, and VFW auxiliary members from the Clifton post to decorate the American Service Women's Memorial in Collbran for Christmas.
Seventy-six years ago, at 7:53 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. was shocked by the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base in Pearl Harbor. The first wave targeted airfields and battleships.
Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and auxiliary gathered with friends for their annual Christmas banquet on Dec. 4 and to honor patriotic writing by local students.
Three Delta Middle School students read winning entries in the Patriot Pen's program, a youth essay contest conducted nationwide by VFW.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3571 and Harry A. White American Legion Post #65, assisted by the VFW's Auxiliary, honorably retired 94 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. VFW Post #3571 commander Louis "Corky" Ware directed the explanation of the flag retirement process to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Boy and Girl Scouts, their leaders, and their parents from as far away as Grand Junction.
Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571, and members of Delta's American Legion Post #65 conducted the Missing Man Table ceremony at Arby's in Delta last Friday.
They said that ceremonies would also be conducted at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office, and at Starvin' Arvin's.
A ceremony commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was held in Delta Monday, Sept. 11, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
The event was organized and conducted by members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary hosted their fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 20, Armed Forces Day, at the Devil's Thumb Golf Course. All teams were awarded participation mugs and a delicious lunch prepared by the post and auxiliary members.
Want to make some noise, break some things, and have a blast doing it while supporting a great cause?
Well, come on out for the Delta VFW Post #3571 second annual Shoot for the Boot Trap Shoot and Gala on July 1.
Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary are hosting their 5th annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb on May 20, which is also Armed Forces Day.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the Post and Auxiliary's project to build a Veterans' and Family Center in North Delta.
Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571 hosted their annual Loyalty Day recognition banquet on May 1, a day on which VFW units across America honor service to community and to country.
This year's event was held at the First Baptist Church and included presentations to eight first responders and their agencies, to five educators in the community, and to a student for patriotic art.
The members of Girl Scout Troop 15057 came to the April meeting of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and its Auxiliary bearing gifts. The gifts weren't for the VFW and Auxiliary members, but for the troops they support who are deployed overseas in harm's way.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary in Delta are gearing up for its fifth annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb. This year, the tournament will be on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary are starting to build a food pantry for local area veterans.
Members of the post and auxiliary became aware of the need last December, when over 20 local veterans and families were helped through the partnership of the VFW and Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA).
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 and its auxiliary recently hosted the District 11 VFW and auxiliary quarterly meeting in Delta. One of the highlights of the meeting was a banquet luncheon honoring the winning students of the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen programs from District 11.
During the Jan. 26 meeting of Grand Mesa Post 9221 VFW and Auxiliary, awards were presented to students of Cedaredge Middle School for the Patriot Pen Essay contest and to students of Cedaredge High School for the Voice of Democracy Essay contest.
Members of VFW Post 3571 were able to distribute over 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food to 24 veterans and their families in the Delta area, thanks to a cooperative project between the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA).
CABA and the VFW worked together for the sixth year to make their Holiday Airlift a success statewide.
Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3571 and its Auxiliary donated most of their day Saturday, Dec. 17, to honor and remember American veterans.
Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and auxiliary gathered with friends for their annual Christmas banquet Dec. 12 and to honor patriotic writing by local students.
Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and Auxiliary conducted a memorial observance on the 75th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attacks on Pearl Harbor.
The observance was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 7, with a color guard and remarks by VFW District Commander Mike Stahly of Delta, Linda Stahly on behalf of the Auxiliary; and county commissioner Bruce Hovde.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 of Delta is teaming up with the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) Holiday Airlift and the Dollar Tree in Delta to assist needy and homeless veterans and their families in the area.
This will be the sixth year the VFW has worked with CABA to distribute food and toys to needy veterans.
A variety of activities in Surface Creek Valley last week hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local community institutions, and by individuals emphasized the meaning of service to America symbolized by Veterans Day.
A combined assembly for high school and middle school students in Cedaredge provided a moving highlight to the valley's observances.
Lee Marts VFW Post 3571, its auxiliary and the Delta Library are teaming up again to help supply deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.
This joint project, dubbed Operation Troop Bounty, provides a local way for community members to provide active duty military personnel with such useful and appreciated things as travel size toiletries, snacks (such as jerky, gum, individual size packs of snack crackers and cookies, and unfortunately exempting chocolate, which melts in so many environments), books, hard candy, individual packets of "baby wipes," packaged individual drinks (coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.), puzzles, combs and more.
Saturday, Sept. 24, members of VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary honorably retired 50 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. Post commander Corky Ware and Auxiliary president Jennifer Wright directed the explanation of the flag retirement process to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Boy and Girl Scouts, their leaders and parents, and members of American Legion Post 65.
Lee Marts Post 3371 Delta VFW is hosting a trap shoot on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Trap Club. Proceeds benefit the VFW's building fund.
An observance of the Missing Man Table was conducted on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Friday, Sept. 16, at the Fireside Restaurant in Delta.
Members of Delta's Lee Marts VFW Post and Auxiliary #3571 explained that a permanent Missing Man Table has been established there with permission of restaurant owner Ernst Schopp.
An observance on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was held in Delta Sunday as a new memorial was dedicated at the Lee Marts VFW Post home.
The memorial is a chain saw carving of the Soldier's Cross - also called a Battle Cross, Fallen Soldier Battle Cross or Battlefield Cross.
The county's first responders received an annual "thank you" from the VFW on Monday.
The occasion, a banquet hosted by members of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571, was held in conjunction with Loyalty Day, which is officially observed on May 1.
VFW Post 3571 of Delta is sponsoring its fourth annual golf tournament May 21, with proceeds going to the new building in North Delta.
The tournament will take place at Devil's Thumb Golf Course and will include lunch, cart, silent auction and a prize of a car for a hole-in-one.
Thanks to the generosity of 151 Delta County residents, and a few from Montrose County, All Saints Lutheran Church's benefit spaghetti dinner raised $1,464 for the Cedaredge VFW. This was the eighth annual benefit spaghetti dinner where each year 100 percent of the proceeds go to a selected organization in Delta County.
Six award-winning student writers of patriotic essays, including four from Delta County, have been recognized for their talent and effort as VFW District 11 winners in the high school Voice of Democracy and the middle school Patriot's Pen essay contests.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571 of Delta hosted the District 11 meeting on Feb. 14 where the students' awards were presented.
Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary are again hosting their annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb Golf Course on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21.
Members of VFW Post 3571 in Delta and 784 in Montrose met an aircraft with three aircrew and over 1,000 pounds of food and toys for distribution to veterans in the Montrose and Delta area. The crew flew the aircraft to Montrose Regional Airport from Centennial Airport near Denver Wednesday, Dec. 23, as part of the annual CABA/VFW holiday airlift project.
Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary in Delta encourage all members of the community to help our local veterans. The post and auxiliary currently have two community-based projects going into the holidays.
Saturday, Sept. 26, members of VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary honorably retired 50 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. Post commander David Rowland and Auxiliary president Jennifer Wright explained the process of flag retirement to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Scouts, their leaders and their parents.
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