On Saturday evening, at the end of the day that marked the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, the Town of Cedaredge saw a special tribute to America in front of The Pondy on Main Street.

The street was closed for the event as firefighters, law enforcement, veterans and local citizens gathered around for a time of prayers, remembrance, music, a tribute video and a candlelight vigil.

The event was organized by local resident and vocal veteran supporter Cathy Meskel, who is the one responsible for the nightly playing of Taps and largely responsible in part for the upcoming veteran memorials which will be installed at the Pioneer Town Museum.

In fact, the first complete memorial was available on-site in the bed of the truck of Lark Abel, local artisan who is responsible for creating the memorials.

After the tribute, the community was invited into The Pondy’s event hall for snacks, refreshments and music.

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