Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75 invites the public to join in observing Memorial Day at several events to be held on Monday, May 27:
6 a.m., Cortez Cemetery: Legion Honor Guard, dedication, rifle-team salute, rendering of taps, and the playing of bagpipes by Jim Lynch.
7 a.m., American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison: Honor Guard ceremony followed by breakfast for veterans, their families and the public. All donations collected for breakfast will go to the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans Assistance and Relief Fund.
9:30 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside: Military honors by the Honor Guard, including the dropping of a wreath into the river in tribute to those lost at sea.
11 a.m., Rico Cemetery: Honor Guard ceremony.
These events and ceremonies have been an annual tradition of Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75 and the Ladies Auxiliary for more than 60 years.
All are welcome.
For additional information, contact Legion Post 75 at (970) 565-8151.