MEEKER I The ground was broken two weeks ago on the lawn and sidewalk at the Rio Blanco County Courthouse, but the stone and concrete construction of the actual Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial will begin this week in downtown Meeker.
Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts all across the nation are discontinuing crosses on veterans’ graves on Memorial Day, due to less membership in our Posts.
Local veterans service organizations will present a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 at the City Park bridge, followed by an additional ceremony at Highland Cemetery.
Ninety years ago, the guns fell silent in Europe. World War I — the “war to end all wars” — was over.
MEEKER — In 1920, on the second anniversary of the Armistice, ceremonies occurred in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor (in England at Westminster Abbey; in France at the Arc de Triomphe).