Memorial Day observances

9:01 AM, May 26, 2008   |    comments
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The Aurora Veterans Affairs Commission is hosting a Memorial Day Flag Raising and POW/MIA Flag Ceremony at noon at the Aurora Municipal Center, located at 15151 E. Alameda Ave. The flag poles located on the east side of the AMC, the Chambers Road side, will be the focus of the remembrance ceremonies. 

Colorado Springs
Evergreen Cemetery, located at 1005 S. Hancock Ave., will host a Memorial Day event at 12:30 p.m. The posting of the colors will take place at 12:45 p.m. That will be followed by a balloon release in honor of the veterans and loved ones buried at Evergreen Cemetery. For more information, call 719-630-7328.

Commerce City
The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at East 64th Avenue and Olive Street. It will continue down Holly Street and finish at East 60th Avenue and East Parkway Drive by the recreation center. For more information call 303-289-3760.

-The public is invited to a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, located at 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. The program includes music by the Colorado VFW Band and Littleton Community Music Association and traditional wreath laying. Gov. Bill Ritter (D-Colorado) is scheduled to make comments.  

-The Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation and Mile-Hi Japanese American Citizens League will remember and honor Colorado Japanese American soldiers who gave their lives and served their country on Memorial Day at 11 a.m. The 62nd Annual Community Memorial Day Service will be held at Fairmount Cemetery (Alameda and Quebec).

The town of Dillon's annual Memorial Service takes place at the Dillon Cemetery at 10 a.m. The service includes bagpipe music, the Summit Concert Band and Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers. The cemetery is located on Cemetery Road on Highway 7 between Swan Mountain Road and the town of Dillon. For more information, call 970-468-2403.  

The Marine Corps Memorial Association will be conducting its Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Marine Corps Memorial Site located at the intersection of Highways 6 & 40. A dedication ceremony for the 3rd & 6th Marine Division stones is planned.  These new stones will complete a memorial tribute on site for each of the six historical USMC Divisions.   

Wheat Ridge
There will be a parade of Centennial Pipes and Drums and dove release at 12:30 p.m. at the Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery and Arboretum, located at 7777 W. 29th Ave.
Despite damage from Thursday's tornado, Windsor will hold its annual Memorial Day observance program at Lakeview Cemetery. There ceremony is tentatively planned for 10 a.m.

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