Monument’s Memorial Day Virtual Celebration

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Monument cancelled its Memorial Day celebration. Instead, a remembrance video was created.

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A previous Memorial Day celebration at Monument Cemetery. Photo from townofmonument.org.

By Amber Wright, Co-Editor-In-Chief

The town of Monument typically celebrates Memorial Day by gathering at the Monument Cemetery to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military.

The celebration last year and in previous years included the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the local Cub Scouts unit working together to host the event. Monument residents placed American flags on the graves of those who died in service of our country, “Taps” was played, and a few selected people gave speeches.

Unfortunately, the Memorial Day celebration this year was canceled as social distancing could not be upheld in the Monument Cemetery. A remembrance video was created in its place so that our community can still remember and honor the fallen.

The video was produced by Ferrari Films and includes several keynote speakers. Mayor Don Wilson, Colorado State Representatives Tim Geitner and Terri Carver, and Bill Miller, the President and CEO of Wounded Heroes USA and Veteran of the US Navy, all contributed to the Virtual Ceremony by speaking inspiring and patriotic ideas.

It is important that we as a community continue to uphold our values and honor those who have allowed us to live our lives the way we do despite current challenges. Make sure to thank any veterans you know on this significant holiday. Watch the remembrance video here.