“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”
Those most poignant words, spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ring as true now as they did when he first uttered them. Memorial Day marks the end of the school year, beginning of the summer and sometimes the chance to sneak away for a three day weekend with the family. What we as a country can never forget is that Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a most solemn and sincere day of remembrance for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
J.S. Parker Cemetery and Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services are once again looking forward to providing a meaningful ceremony as Parker collectively pauses to pay tribute to our fallen heroes at the 10th Annual Memorial Day Veterans’ Service of Remembrance. The entire community is invited to join them to share and participate in this ceremony honoring our beloved Veterans.
Monday, May 27th, the ceremony will commence at 10:00am with an F-16 Flyover from the Colorado Air National Guard. Parker’s beloved Parker Chorale will perform and the Honorable Mayor Mike Waid will give the Welcome Address. The Service of Remembrance’s inspirational message will be given by Ret. U.S. Army Col. Lindy Blackburn, United States Military Academy Class of ‘69. This year’s service will also include a 21 Gun Salute, TAPS, the folding and presentation of the United States Flag and the reading of veterans’ name and recognition of all veterans in attendance.
Please bring your own chair and umbrella to the event and be advised that inclement weather will cancel the event.
Take a moment out of your day to recognize the selfless service of these brave men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for so many. Join your community in the 9th Annual Memorial Day Veterans’ Service of Remembrance, and remember every day, not just Memorial Day, is the perfect day to thank a Veteran for their service.
Monday, May 27th
J.S. Parker Cemetery
13075 S. Parker Road
Inclement weather will cancel event - call 303-841-2405 or visit ponderosavalleyfunerals.com