Local and regional Memorial Day events
By Elizabeth Wood West
The city and county of Denver, in cooperation with the Denver United Veterans Council and the Veterans Memorial Day Tribute Committee, invites the public to attend Memorial Day ceremonies on Saturday, May 25, at Lincoln Park, in front of the Colorado Veterans Memorial in Denver.
Events will start with a wreath remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. to honor fallen veterans from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, and the War on Terror. A Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Following the parade will be the 14th Annual Veterans Memorial Day Tribute to honor Colorado’s fallen heroes from the War on Terror.
American Legion Post 1187 will be holding a Memorial Day military honors service on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m., at Cedar Hill Cemetery (west of I-25 at Wolfensberger Road) in Castle Rock. Following this service, an additional military honors service will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Phillips in the Field (Highway 105, south of Highway 67) in Sedalia. For further information, contact Post Commander Richard Haffner at 303-814-8878 or e-mail American Legion Post 1187 by e-mail..
There will also be another ceremony on Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Veterans Monument located at 4th and Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. For more information, visit www.dcvmf.org.