Veterans Day Happenings |

Veterans Day Happenings

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The 233rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps will be observed at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the Aspen Grove Cemetery Flagpole in Aspen. Marines and friends of the Corps are invited.

For more information contact Dick Merritt at 927-5178.

Veterans Day ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse, 506 E. Main St. in Aspen. Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia.

The Aspen Elks Lodge will host its annual Veterans Day luncheon following the ceremony.

Aspen Grassroots Community TV, Channel 12, will run interviews of local veterans participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project throughout the day.

Alpine Christian Academy will host a Veterans Day dinner theater celebration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Christ Community Church in Basalt. A variety of soups will be available for dinner. Students from the elementary school will perform short stories from Aesop’s Fables followed by a music program highlighting patriotic songs from the Colonial days to the post-Civil War era. A presentation honoring veterans who attend the event is also included in the program.

The academy extends a special invitation to local veterans to participate in this celebration honoring their contribution to protecting and defending our nation’s freedom. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

Alpine Christian Academy is a private school serving students from preschool through high school, located on Highway 82 between Basalt and El Jebel, across from the Willits subdivision.

Call 927-9106 for a campus tour or to RSVP for the Veterans Day celebration.

The students of Glenwood Springs Middle School cordially invite veterans and the public to attend a veterans’ celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the GSMS gymnasium. Veterans are encouraged to be honored guests. Plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to register and remain for the reception after the concert.

Please call Lorie Beattie Courier at 384-5521 to register in advance.

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans to recognize at the annual Veterans Day celebration. CRES students would like to know the names and addresses of veterans in the area who should be recognized at their assembly.

Students will be writing and mailing special invitations to these men and women inviting them to their assembly. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Crystal River Elementary School gym, located at 160 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

Please help CRES honor the important men and women in the community by contacting Bonnie Fischer at 384-5634 or Amber Henke at 384-5637 with names and addresses.

Sopris Elementary School invites local veterans and the community to a Veterans Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11.

For more information, please call 384-5400.

Military personnel, past and present, and their families are invited as guests for the annual Veterans Day celebration from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge, 51939 Highway 6.

Carbondale Middle School will present a Veterans Day program beginning at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the school auditorium. All veterans and parents are invited to join the celebration.

Organizers are still seeking a veteran speaker for the program.

If you know of someone who would like to speak about their experience, please contact Mr. Gray at 618-3596.

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