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Remember, Honor, and Celebrate on Memorial Day

Soldiers in full gear at last year’s Memorial Day Run & March 5K, 10K, 30K in Colorado Springs.

While enjoying the Memorial Day holiday weekend with family and friends – whether hiking, barbecuing, mowing the lawn or just relaxing – remember why this holiday is very significant. It is a time to stop and think about the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, protecting our freedom.

In remembrance, on Memorial Day Monday, May 30, American Legion Harry C. Miller Post 1187 is having two ceremonies.

At 9:30 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 880 Wolfensberger Road, Castle Rock, and at 11 a.m. at Bear Cañon Cemetery, 397 N. Perry Park Road. There will be a reading of the names of all the veterans who are buried at the cemeteries and an honor guard presenting the colors.

The Memorial Day Run & March 5K, 10K, 30K is on Sunday, May 29 at Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium: UCHealth Park, 4385 Tutt Boulevard, Colorado Springs.

Civilians, veterans, and uniformed military personnel are invited to challenge themselves in a friendly competition while helping feed homeless veterans. For information, visit www.memorialdaymarch.com.

Fort Logan Cemetery is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset and encourages families and friends to visit throughout the year. This year, Fort Logan is having a Memorial Day Ceremony located at the flag stand. It begins at 11 a.m. and people need to arrive early for the event.
For information about Fort Logan, visit www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp.

The National Moment of Remembrance program was established to remind Americans of the sacrifices made by members of the U. S. armed forces, as well as others who have died serving the nation. Americans around the world are encouraged to pause and remember these heroes in a symbolic act of unity at 3 p.m. local time. For more information, visit veteran.com/national-moment-remembrance/.

By Patte Smith; courtesy photo

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