Letter: Observing Memorial Day
Memorial Day Ceremonies will be held on May 26 at noon at the Roaring Fork Veterans Memorial located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse at 506 E. Main St., Aspen.
The public is cordially invited. Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. Following the ceremony, Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224 is hosting a community picnic at Connor Park next to City Hall. Congress is asking all citizens to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. in memory of our nation’s fallen military men and women. Grassroots Community TV, Channel 12, will be continuously running interviews of local veterans participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project throughout Memorial Day. The National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C. will be shown on PBS — Channel 6 — at 7 p.m. on May 25, featuring Gen. Colin Powell.
For more information contact Dan Glidden at 970-927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 970-927-5178.
Lt. Col. Dick Merritt
Retired U.S. Marine Corps
Western Slope Veterans Coalition
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