Memorial Day Events


This weekend is packed with Memorial Day events through out the Grand Valley and all are free and open to the public.

~Saturday morning at 9 there is a Wounded Warriors Benefit Road Rally leaving from the Harley Davidson store.

~Sunday at 9 a.m. the Sons of the American Legion of Whitewater will present the colors and raise the flag at the Whitewater Cemetery. At 6 pm there is a retreat ceremony and flag retirement at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

~Monday at 8:30 a.m there will be a ceremony at the Palisade Cemetery. At 9 a.m. there are two events, one is at the Blue Heron Park Boat Ramp. The other is at Orchard Mesa Veterans Cemetery, here flags will be put out on the graves of veterans. Then at 10;30 a.m. a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Here there will be a wreath-laying ceremony. At 1 p.m. a service will be held at Crown Point Cemetery. Finally at 3 p.m. there will be a National Moment of Remembrance. This can be done where ever you are at 3 p.m. Organizers ask that you stop what you are doing for one minute, if you are driving they ask that you pull over and turn your headlights on. Then take the time to reflect and honor America's fallen.


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