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Veterans Remembered at Colorado City Cemetery
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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Honor Guard fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Armed Forces members who have passed at the Memorial Day Celebration.
 
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Retired Lt. Colonel US Army and VFW Post 7305 Commander Fred Ettleman was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day Service held at the Colorado City Cemetery
 
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The graves of those who served their country are marked by small United States flags on Memorial Day.
 
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Monica Agnew-Kinnaman(center) was the oldest veteran in attendance at Memorial Day. She fought for the British people in World War II.
 
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Over 100 people attended the Memorial Day Service at the Colorado City Cemetery on Monday morning to thank and remember the members of the Armed Forces who have given their lives to preserve our freedom.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war,” Retired Lt. Colonel Fred Ettleman reminded the gathered. Ettleman, who is also a VFW Post 7305 Commander, said a census of the buried servicemen in the area is being conducted. To date, 43 are buried in Colorado City, 117 in Rye, and four in Olivet Cemetery.

Ettleman shared that since the beginning of the country over 42 million men and women have served in the armed forces. Over half a million died in the Civil War and over 218,000 are buried overseas. Ettleman said that Decoration Day, as it was originally called, became a national holiday in 1971. Nearly 82,000 are still listed as missing in action.

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