GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Local veterans deceased and living were honored Monday for their commitment and their service to our country. A special ceremony was held at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.
Michael Ambrosi, Vietnam War Veteran, said Memorial Day symbolizes a day of camaraderie among all veterans.
“Everyone here, it’s like brother and sister,” Ambrosi said. “When I was overseas, I got hit twice and you meet people that you don’t know but they help you, and that’s a lot of love right there.”
Speakers and community members gave special recognition to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. After the ceremony, loved ones placed wreaths and fresh flowers on the graves of those patriots who were willing to do anything for their country.
Colorado State Senator Steve King emphasized the importance of treating every day as a day to recognize those who serve.
“Take five minutes out of a 24-hour day and thank a veteran or say a quiet prayer for them and the blessings of freedom,” King said.