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Dear Editor,

It’s terribly sad that the Post Independent has not one article in reference to The American Veterans Traveling Tribute.

The 4/5-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is on display this very weekend, in Aspen, at Rio Grande Park, until 9 a.m. Monday.



Let us take pride in America. The names you see on the wall may mean nothing to you, but the effects you will feel while watching the spectators who are visiting this wall will be profound. Take a moment and think about what it means to have thousands of men fight for your freedom. They fought so you could walk proudly on this land, and they fought to save your life.

Please visit the Wall ” it is the least we can do to say thank you to our American veterans.



Laurie Sutliff

New Castle

Dear Editor,

It’s a shame the Post Independent was unable to write anything about “The American Veterans Traveling Tribute” that traveled through our valley Thursday. It usually takes two to three years to have the honor to get this memorial.

We left Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson Thursday morning at 8:30 to meet the truck containing the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with about 50 motorcycles and escorted it to Aspen. Most of the riders volunteered to help set up the memorial. Thanks to the Glenwood Springs Police Department for halting traffic. We were able to leave the dealership as a group.

As we entered into El Jebel and again leaving Basalt, the Basalt Fire Department in fire trucks greeted us. When entering the Aspen city limits we were greeted and escorted to the park by the Aspen Police Department.

Please never forget these brave soldiers that died for their country in the Vietnam War and visit the memorial in Aspen this weekend, at Rio Grande Park.

Jeff Boardman

New Castle


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