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A perfect ceremony

Dear Editor:

What a beautiful Memorial Day ceremony with the snow, rain and sunshine. As has become the norm, I received numerous comments of appreciation from friends and guests about the quality and beauty of the ceremony.

I want to pass on those compliments to the people who continually make our ceremony such a success, and express my thanks and gratitude to them.

Thanks to the Streets Department for the flags on Main Street. They looked great.

Thanks to Mark and the Pitkin County crew; the plaza was beautiful.

Thanks to Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office for the sound system and tech Gary Baines for making it all work – lovely sounds.

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Thanks to the Aspen Police Department community safety officers for traffic control; we can actually hear the program with no traffic noise in the background.

Thanks to two ceremony veterans, Nancy Bosshard and Fred Crowley, for their participation.

Thanks to our guest speakers: Fred Venrick, Darryl Grob and Tom Buesch – powerful words well spoken.

Thanks to Pitkin County Commissioner Michael Owsley and the board of commissioners for their Memorial Day proclamation of support.

Thanks to Richard Sundeen and Jeannie Walla. How truly fortunate we are to have those two as part of our ceremony.

Thanks to the speakers for sharing their stories with us; this is the very heart of Memorial Day and they did us all proud.

Is there a better way to end the day than with an outstanding picnic from the Elks? I don’t think so! It just gets better and better every year. Thank you.

A special thanks to the colonel; he brings it all together with USMC style and adds a touch of class while doing it. Semper Fi, sir.

Thanks you all for the beautiful day.

Dan Glidden

Basalt

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