Montezuma County DAR plants flags for Memorial Day

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Montezuma County DAR plants flags for Memorial Day

Members honor veterans at area cemeteries
Ruth Wilson Francisco places a flag on the Fairview Cemetery grave of Jack Reed, who fought in North Africa during World War II, while other members of the Sleeping Ute chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution look on.
From left: Ruth Wilson Francisco, Nancy Jones, Bonnie Kane and Pam Thompson, members of the DAR. Kane belongs to the Bakersfield DAR chapter in California, but participates in the Montezuma County chapter when she visits Colorado every spring and fall.
A flag decorates the grave of World War II veteran Robert Crawford, a bronze star medal recipient, in Fairview Cemetery. The DAR placed flags on about 500 veterans’ graves in 19 cemeteries around Montezuma County.
Memorial Day Events

6 a.m.: Cortez Cemetery ceremony


7 a.m.: Veterans Breakfast at the American Legion, 320 N. Harrison St.


9:45 a.m.: Dolores Community Center ceremony, 400 Riverside Ave. A cannon will be fired.


11:30 a.m.: Rico Cemetery ceremony.

Montezuma County DAR plants flags for Memorial Day

Ruth Wilson Francisco places a flag on the Fairview Cemetery grave of Jack Reed, who fought in North Africa during World War II, while other members of the Sleeping Ute chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution look on.
From left: Ruth Wilson Francisco, Nancy Jones, Bonnie Kane and Pam Thompson, members of the DAR. Kane belongs to the Bakersfield DAR chapter in California, but participates in the Montezuma County chapter when she visits Colorado every spring and fall.
A flag decorates the grave of World War II veteran Robert Crawford, a bronze star medal recipient, in Fairview Cemetery. The DAR placed flags on about 500 veterans’ graves in 19 cemeteries around Montezuma County.
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