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Pueblo community honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Posted at 5:28 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 00:01:48-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association honored fallen veterans, first-responders and those on the front-lines on Monday with multiple ceremonies for Memorial Day..

"This Memorial Day, we extend our gratitude to all veterans we are observing all wars," said Chris Anderson, the Chair of the Pueblo Veterans Council. "From the revolution that began out country to the current conflicts we are involved in. The ripple effects of the loss of our veterans is why we are here we share the blood of these heroes in our camaraderie."

From a virtual program from the Pueblo Veterans Council, to the flyover from Doss Aviation, and flag placements by the Pueblo boy scouts on the grave of those who fought, everyone was honored even with the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Today we gather in our homes in smaller groups of family and friends or use what ever technology is available to assist us in coming together while being apart," said Col. Michael W. Cobb, Commander of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot.

"The mask and the social distancing isn't what is important," added Captain Kieth Miller from Pueblo Fire Department. "It's remembering those people that gave the ultimate sacrifice. It comes down to freedom isn't free and that's why we have this day and it's important to honor them."

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