Memorial Day Event – Sunday May 28, 2017 – Englewood High School – Free Event

This will be the third year to celebrate Memorial Day at Englewood High School.  It will be held on Sunday May 28, 2017.  The high school is located at 3800 South Logan Street, Englewood CO 80113.

The ceremony is FREE and open to the public. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms and/or ribbons.

This celebration is for all veterans not just for Englewood Veterans!.

The first year WWII veterans were honored and the second year Korean veterans were honored. This year there will be a well deserved tribute to all our Vietnam veterans.  It is time to “set the record straight and say “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans”!

The Pre Ceremony begins at 1:30PM and will feature: 

The New York 79th Highlander bag pipe group

The Douglas County Young Marines

Sponsors tables In the lobby

Pictures and brief biography of KIA veterans

Veterans pavers near the monument stone

The Main program begins at 2:00PM and ends at 4:00 in the luxurious Fisher Auditorium and will feature:

The Joe Peterson Orchestra and the Andrew Singers

The Douglas County Young Marines with Commander Jeff Cooper

Veteran speakers

The “Missing Man Ceremony” performed by Rolling Thunder

The Post ceremony will take place at 4:00 PM outside and feature:

The Honor Bell Foundation

A live bugler playing Taps

A rifle salute

A presentation of the American flag to a Gold Star Family

The monument at at Englewood High School is a three-ton Colorado Rose Granite stone from our own Colorado quarry in Lions Colorado. The five bronze service seals; Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are on the face of the stone.  The stone is surrounded by pavers with the names of veterans and those who honor them.

The Memorial Day celebration event is sponsored by:

Boyd Sign Company and the Dan Boyd family
Colonel Doug Hole EHS Class of 1959
The City of Englewood
Vietnam Veterans of America 1106
Rolling Thunder CO chapter 1
Englewood Historic Preservation Society
Kay Woodward Howard, Founder of the Englewood Veterans Monument

See Facebook page: Englewood High School Military Memorial

Visit web site: WWW.Historicenglewood.org

Contact Kay Howard at 303-740-8789 for further information.

 

 

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