Today we are a nation at war against terrorism. The armed forces of the United States are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq and are working hard to protect our country against those who would do us harm. It is more important than ever that we honor all veterans who have lost their lives in war. Memorial Day Weekend events are planned throughout the Surface Creek Valley. These Memorial Day services are open to the public.
On Saturday, May 26, 7 to 10 a.m. a Memorial Day pancake breakfast will be offered at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge. This is the buttermilk, "made from scratch," pancake breakfast, served with sliced ham and scrambled eggs. All you can eat -- you're guaranteed not to leave hungry.
On Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m., the Ladies Auxiliary of Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221 will place individual flags at the gravesites of each veteran at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Memorial Day services in the Surface Creek area are as follows on Monday, May 28:
• 7 a.m. Cedaredge Cemetery: Come and help set up casket flags with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221. This is an opportunity for all citizens, service groups and families to participate in erecting the approximately 190 casket flags that will be flown during this Memorial Day. Every flag was used in the burial of a veteran and has his name on it. Flags are taken down at 4 p.m.
• 10 a.m. Cedaredge Cemetery: American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221 program will include a roll call of all those veterans interred. Color guard by the combined American Legion and VFW. The ceremony will last approximately 40 minutes and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating;
• 11:15 a.m. Eckert Cemetery: American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221 will conduct a program to include a roll call of all those veterans interred. Color guard by the combined American Legion and VFW; and
• 11:45 a.m. Cory Cemetery: American Legion Post 104 and VFW Post 9221. This program will include a roll call of all those veterans interred. Color guard by the combined American Legion and VFW.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.