Veterans Day Service in Fruita
The cold didn't stop many families from paying their respects on Veterans Day.
One of the people in the crowd at the event, AJ Johnson said, "I think we're honoring the vets and I think it's all about freedom about what they've done to keep this country safe and free and away from oppression."
Another person at the event, Linda Robinson said, "I'm here because my husbands name is on the memorial, his name was Rodger W. Robinson he was a chief war officer in Vietnam a helicopter pilot and a hundred and first air-born, and he was highly decorated."
Some in crowd had lost loved ones who had served in the war.
They said they were thankful for the touching service and the support of the veterans.
"Because he was a helicopter pilot, and because this is where we raised our family, my children can always remember that this was part of their fathers’ life, and just the support that the veterans have given one another. And I think today there just honoring each other and the fellowship they have together, and I just wish everyone could realize what this means to the veterans".
The ceremony included a bagpipe performance, a dove release, veteran memorial bells, a rifle volley, as well as memorable songs.
The keynote speaker was documentary filmmaker, Larry Cappetto...
"And I'm so grateful for this country when I out my flag out at home i always think of the greatest generation, the world war ii generation and those who served our country," said Cappetto.
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