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A memorable Memorial Day

Dear Editor:A memorable Memorial Day!I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for all of the folks who attended and participated in the May 29, 2006, Memorial Day ceremony. It seems that every year the ceremony gets better and better, due entirely to the people who attend and who share their stories, joys, and sorrows.Rick Buesch had a dream; that the town’s people would get involved and participate in the ceremonies and the event would become a community event. I say his dream has been fulfilled.So, I would like to thank all who helped make the Memorial Day ceremony happen: George for the flags. Mark with the flags. Howie for everything that was over looked or forgotten. The Colonel for his leadership and direction. Jeannie Walla for her lovely singing. Richard Sundeen for his trumpet beautiful interlude and always touching taps. My heart goes out to the folks who came forward and shared. The Elks for their “feed.” Nancy’s for her help and support. And to the flower ladies for the wreaths and flowers.I truly thank the veterans from WWII, and Korea, from the Cold War through ‘Nam, from Grenada and Panama, Ethiopia and Bosnia, from both Desert Storms, and to those serving today in Iraq and Afghanistan and those on active duty throughout the world.Your duty and sacrifices are not forgotten, and will not be forgotten.Dan GliddenAspen

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