Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Elizabeth Wood West
American Legion hosts annual Armed Forces Banquet in Castle Rock
American Legion Post 1187 will be hosting its annual “Armed Forces Banquet” on Saturday May 21, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, 1300 Caprice Drive (Caprice Drive and Wolfensberger Road) in Castle Rock. Doors open and social hour begins at 5 p.m. to allow visitors time to view military exhibits, followed by opening ceremonies and welcome at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Guest speaker, Army 1st Lieutenant Patti Ehlime, will describe her experiences while serving in Vietnam. Dinner selections include beef brisket, chicken breast, or vegetarian lasagna for $15 per person or $25 per couple. Please RSVP by sending your check (payable to “Post 1187”) along with your dinner selection no later than Monday, May 16 to Darlene Erickson, 2380 N. State Hwy. 67, Sedalia, CO 80135. For further information, please contact Post 1187’s Sergeant at Arms Dale Erickson at 303-688-4935.
Memorial Day Services
American Legion Post 1187 will be holding a Memorial Day military honors service at Cedar Hill Cemetery (west of I-25 at Wolfensberger Road) in Castle Rock on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. Following this service, Post 1187 will hold an additional military honors service at 11 a.m. at St. Phillips in the Field (Highway 105, south of Highway 67) in Sedalia. For further information, please contact Post 1187’s Sergeant at Arms Dale Erickson at 303-688-4935.
Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade in Downtown Denver
Denver’s 2011 Memorial Day Parade begins in Civic Center Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. The parade honors veterans who have given their lives in service to our country. A tribute follows the parade at the Veterans Monument.