Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day In Pueblo

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of our nation. With the designation as the Home of Hero's with four Medal of Honor recipients and many soldiers of Fort Carson and their families calling Pueblo home it is only fitting that the city of Pueblo and the Pueblo Veterans Council held a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Bridge along the Pueblo River Walk.

Pueblo native, retired Air Force Colonel and current Pueblo County District Attorney Jeff Chostner opened the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Marching Band's Staff Sergeant Manford sang the National Anthem as the band members were on hand to provide music for the ceremony.

Formers service members of the Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and current Members of the Pueblo Ritual Team provided a 21 Gun Salute.

The decorating of soldiers graves can be dated back to the Civil War and is still a major part of Memorial Day today. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery follows the tradition of placing American flags at the headstones of veterans buried there. 

Denise Valdez arranges flowers at her fathers grave at the Roselawn Veteran Memorial Garden.

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