Tornado-Stricken Town Holds Memorial Day Service

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Windsor, Colo. (AP) Residents of Windsor held their 65th annual Memorial Day service only four days after a tornado devastated their town.

Windsor Mayor John vazquez thanked volunteers who removed debris and righted headstones at Lakeview Cemetery in time for the service.

Vazquez said the service was part of the community's healing process.

A color guard organized by the local American Legion fired guns in salute during the event. A Boy Scout played taps, and resident Lori Camerer, whose home was destroyed by the storm, sang the national anthem.

Scouts placed an American flag on each of the 253 veterans' graves at Lakeview Cemetery.

One man was killed by Thursday's tornado. Fifty-two-year-old Oscar Manchester was a U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran.

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