The public is cordially invited to attend Aspen’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, May 26, at the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial, 506 E Main St., next to the Pitkin County Courthouse.

Colors will be posted by the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Honor Guard, followed by lighting of the Veterans Memorial Candle.

Father Bruce McNab of Christ Episcopal Church will give the lnvocation and Benediction. Jeannie Walla will present a vocal solo, and Richard Sundeen will play Taps. Memorial expressions from those in attendance are invited following the ceremony.

Aspen Elks Lodge #224 will host a community picnic at 3 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Conner Park, next to Aspen City Hall.

Congress is asking citizens to pause for the National Moment of Remembrance to recognize the sacrifice of our fallen veterans.

Grassroots Community TV, Channel 12, will continuously run local veteran interviews throughout Memorial Day. These interviews are being presented by the Roaring Fork Veterans History Project in association with the Library of Congress and the Aspen Historical Society.

Local veterans have placed American flags on veterans’ gravesites at Red Butte, Ute and Aspen Grove Cemeteries.

Contact Dan Glidden at 927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 927-5178 for further information.

American Legion-Garfield Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26 at the Rosebud Cemetery. Scout Troop 225 will raise and lower the U.S. Flag, auxiliary member will lay wreaths, legion members is conduct a rifle “Salute to the Dead,” and local singers and trumpets will offer musical tributes.

In preparation of Memorial Day, over 500 U.S. flags will be posted at individual veterans’ gravesites.

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