Honoring the fallen

On Friday, May 24, Southern Ute veterans Ronnie Baker and Rod Grove set out to practice a longstanding tradition — one they have upheld since the early 1990s — of decorating the gravesites of Southern Ute veterans with American flags. The flags are left in place through the Memorial Day weekend, showing gratitude for those who served.
Evoking honor while adding a splash of color to the Ouray Memorial Cemetery, the gravesites of Southern Ute veterans are individually marked with crisp American flags each year by Southern Ute Veterans Association members Rod Grove and Ronnie Baker.
Grove and Baker uphold a long standing tradition, carefully placing the American flag on various headstones, honoring past service members.
On Friday, May 24, Southern Ute veterans Ronnie Baker and Rod Grove set out to practice a longstanding tradition — one they have upheld since the early 1990s — of decorating the gravesites of Southern Ute veterans with American flags. The flags are left in place through the Memorial Day weekend, showing gratitude for those who served.
Evoking honor while adding a splash of color to the Ouray Memorial Cemetery, the gravesites of Southern Ute veterans are individually marked with crisp American flags each year by Southern Ute Veterans Association members Rod Grove and Ronnie Baker.
Grove and Baker uphold a long standing tradition, carefully placing the American flag on various headstones, honoring past service members.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum

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