Celebration Honors Veterans on Bill of Rights Day

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

December 15th is Bill of Rights Day and a local group held a special celebration to honor veterans.

The Pro Second Amendment Committee held a presentation at the transitional care unit at the VA Hospital in Grand Junction on Monday.

Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland gave the invocation and other local politicans gave speeches honoring veterans and talking about the importance of the Bill of Rights.

The Pro Second Amendment Committee says we should never forget the sacrifice thousand of men and women have given to protect our rights.

"They're the people who have absolutely used all their means to make sure we have the freedoms we have today," veteran and committee member Chess Neff told 11 News on Monday.

The U.S. has recognized Bill of Rights Day since 1941 when president Franklin D. Roosevelt designated the day.

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