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A memorable Memorial Day

Dear Editor:

We seem to get better as we get older. This was our 21st Memorial Day celebration, and what a beauty it was: a gorgeous day, wonderful weather and a great turnout. The shorter program seemed to work well, so I’ll make sure that’s a tradition we follow.

I want to thank the city for the flags on Main Street; they looked great. A special thanks to the Pitkin County guys for the Memorial Park; it was in dandy shape. As always, thanks to the colonel for the fine program and keeping it on schedule. Father McNab’s appropriate words were most meaningful on this day. Jeanne and Richard added their beauty to the occasion. Thanks to Steve Miller/Sky Hotel bar for the nice cool drinks; they were most appreciated. Thanks to APD/CSOs for their traffic control.

I heard the Elks served more people on this Memorial Day luncheon than it has ever served before. The Elks’ participation and generosity simply sets the standard. This type of community involvement and participation was Rick Buesch’s fondest dream; that dream has come full circle.

I want to thank in particular those individuals who stepped forward and spoke during the service. Their memories and stories gave special meaning to the day and reminded us of the sacrifices made by all those involved, whether they were veterans, friends or family.

I want to thank Claire, Rich and Howie for all they gave to us. I know you were there with us.

Dan Glidden