Memorial Day Happenings |

Memorial Day Happenings

At sundown (7:30-ish) this evening, Sunday, May 27, a memorial service will take place for those who are in mourning and to honor soldiers, 241 County Road 311, Silt. Please call Virgi Depew and Kenny Ferbrache at 876-2217 with any questions.

All veterans, as well as the public, are cordially invited to attend the annual Memorial Day Observance at noon Monday, May 28, at the Roaring Fork Veterans Memorial, located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse, 506 E. Main St. in Aspen.

A U.S. flag retirement ceremony will be conducted by the Roaring Fork Veterans Honor Guard. Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. Patriotic songs will be sung by those in attendance.

After the ceremony, a Memorial Day barbecue will be served by Aspen Elks Lodge #224 at Conner Park.

During Memorial Day, Grassroots TV Channel 12 will continuously air local veteran interviews conducted by the Roaring Fork Veterans History Project in association with the Library of Congress.

For further information, contact Kip Hubbard at the Aspen Historical Society, 925-3721, ext. 105; Corby Anderson at Grassroots Community TV, 925-8000; or Dick Merritt at Aspen Elks, 927-5178.

A flag-raising ceremony will honor veterans at 6 p.m. today, Sunday, May 27, at Hole 11 on the Battlement Mesa Golf Club Fairway.

Directions to Hole 11: Turn onto Battlement Creek Trail at lower entrance off North Battlement Parkway, left on Fairway Drive, right on Meadow Creek Trail, left on Valley View Place, park in cul-de-sac or on Meadow Creek Drive, then cross vacant lot to the 11th fairway.

The Carbondale American Legion will celebrate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28, with a seven-gun salute at the cemetery on White Hill; at 9:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Cemetery; and at 10 a.m. at the bridge near the Red Rock Diner.

The Glenwood Springs Post 83 of the American Legion will be conducting a Memorial Day program at Rosebud Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28.

The program will include guest speakers, musical tributes, flag ceremonies and the salute to the dead.

Your attendance will be welcomed and appreciated. For questions, please call Dan Levan at 945-8208.

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