Veterans Day events and closings
Veterans Day events”The Cost of Freedom Eagle” will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at Mount Sopris Stone Company. The eagle is a stone sculpture work-in-progress and is meant to honor veterans from all wars. The eagle is inside an alabaster and black marble quarry on Avalanche Creek. To get there, head west on Highway 133 from Carbondale about 10 miles. Take a left at Avalanche Creek, then follow the signs to the quarry. Information: 927-8794.•••••Rifle High School will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by the RHS student council, at the school beginning at 11:15 a.m. and ending at noon. Keynote speaker will be Jesse Hebert, a U.S. Marine who fought in Kosovo and Iraq. Free lunch is provided to the first 30 veterans who make reservations by calling 625-7745. Donations toward bringing The Moving Wall to Rifle can be made to American Legion Post 78, c/o Commander Jan Detwiler, 665 Mesa Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. To purchase a T-shirt, call Dean Wells, 625-1097; Ralph Koehler, 625-5457; or Jan Detwiler; 625-9240.••••• A Veterans Day celebration will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Sopris Elementary School, 1150 Mount Sopris Drive, Glenwood Springs. Veterans participating in the program should arrive at 1 p.m. to register. Information: Lorie Beattie Courier, 384-5418.••••• The Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 851 E. Fifth St. in Rifle, will present a Veterans Day program beginning at 2 p.m. Keynote speaker will be state Rep. Gregg Rippy of Glenwood Springs. Information: 625-0842.Veterans Day closingsThe following businesses and offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day:• Banks• Garfield County offices• Garfield County libraries• Garfield County landfill• U.S. Postal ServiceOther area government offices may be closed as well.
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