Fruita Veterans Ceremony

Veterans and the public at Western Slope Vietnam Memorial Site in Fruita
Veterans and the public at Western Slope Vietnam Memorial Site in Fruita(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 9:42 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Thursday was Veterans Day, and the City of Fruita held its own ceremony at the Western Slope Vietnam Memorial Site. The purpose of the event is to honor veterans who have served and given their lives for the country that we call free.

There were performances by the Long Family and Rocky Mountain Scots, as well as the Posting of Colors, singing the National Anthem, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. During the ceremony, one local veteran also read the names of those who passed away in the line of duty.

“Everything that we have in this country, all the freedoms, all the things that we have, came this way because of veterans in the past, who were supportive of us and fought for us and everything else,” said John Green, a Vietnam Veteran.

Green served his country in Vietnam from 1967-1969. He continued by mentioning that if it wasn’t for WWII, we could be speaking Japanese or German, and our country would be very different than it is now.

The event ended with a wreath-laying, the singing of Amazing Grace, and Rifle Volley Taps, and Memorial Bell Dove Release Benediction.

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