Letter to the Editor: Open letter to all RBC veterans

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all Rio Blanco County veterans.

VFWs combine efforts; construction begins on county veterans memorial

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Ground preparation is complete for the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial on the county courthouse lawn in Meeker, but actual stone and concrete construction of the base is expected to start this week so the statue of the solder, to be dubbed “Sacrifice and Resolution” will be dedicated after the parade July 4. Seen with the plastic-wrapped statue that will top the memorial is Joe Dungan, the veterans service officer for Rio Blanco and the Meeker VFW post.

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.

Slide Show: Memorial Day services

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Meeker VFW Post 5843 conducted the service Monday at the veterans memorial at Highland Cemetery.

Memorial recognizes those who served in armed forces

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Just in time for this Memorial Day, there’s a new memorial recognizing area veterans.

VFW Post will put out flags, but not crosses

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.

Meeker Memorial Day program planned

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.

A Veterans Day message: Service to vets is improving

Ninety years ago, the guns fell silent in Europe. World War I — the “war to end all wars” — was over.

Origins of Veterans Day

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).