A Veterans Day event will be held in Meeker on Wednesday to honor local veterans. At 1 p.m., lunch will be served at Barone Middle School. The meal is open to the public with all area veterans urged to take part. At approximately 2 p.m., also at Barone, an hour-long program about veterans will be […]
Dear Editor: Vernon J. Baker, an African American who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic service in Italy during World War II, died this past July. His picture is displayed in the Pentagon.
RBC | Events are planned by the Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters in Rangely and Meeker on Monday, which is Veterans Day.
RBC I The day that World War II ended, Nov. 11 — has been a sacred day on the calendar for 95 years. It was eight more years, 1926, before Congress officially dubbed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day.
Not enough can be said, though a lot has been said this past year in Rio Blanco County with the dedication of the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Meeker native Tony Seely, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, gave this speech on July 4, 2013, during the dedication of the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial on the front lawn of the Rio Blanco County Courthouse in Meeker. As we approach Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we deemed it appropriate to print […]
RANGELY I Moral focus assemblies at Parkview Elementary School address a different virtue each month, and in November, that virtue was gratitude. Last Wednesday, the school invited local veterans to the assembly so that students could practice extending gratitude in person. “We wanted to do something around Thanksgiving, around a feast, and around veterans,” said […]