Day of Remembrance

Veterans of various nationalities and branches of the military
The U.S. flag, Southern Ute Tribal flag and the MIA/POW flags were lowered
Southern Ute veteran Alden Naranjo Jr. gave the welcoming address
Southern Ute Veterans Association member Howard D. Richards Sr.
Eddie Box Jr. accepts a certificate honoring the service of Eddie Box Sr.
Austin Box carrying the eagle staff
Russell Box drops a wreath into the Pine River
Austin Box stands at attention
Terry Knight said a prayer at the Ouray Cemetery
Veterans gave a 21-gun salute
An eagle staff carried by a member of the Leonard C. Burch family and colors of many flags
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Veterans of various nationalities and branches of the military pose in front of the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Monument.
The U.S. flag, Southern Ute Tribal flag and the MIA/POW flags were lowered to half-staff, as Rod Grove salutes during a flag song was sung by Yellow Jacket.
Southern Ute veteran Alden Naranjo Jr. gave the welcoming address during the morning’s ceremonies. Master of Ceremonies Howard D. Richards Sr. stands behind Naranjo.
Southern Ute Veterans Association member Howard D. Richards Sr. pauses in honor of veterans during the Day of Remembrance ceremony on Monday, May 27 at the Southern Ute Veterans Park.
Eddie Box Jr. accepts a certificate honoring the service of Eddie Box Sr. from the Southern Ute Veterans Association, the certificate was signed by President Barack Obama.
Led by Austin Box carrying the eagle staff, veterans carried the U.S., Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Northern Ute and POW/MIA flags during the procession to the Bear Dance Bridge.
Southern Ute Veteran Russell Box drops a wreath into the Pine River to honor those lost at sea. Larry Tucker blessed the wreath.
Austin Box stands at attention during the portion of the ceremonies honoring those lost at sea.
Guest speaker Ute Mountain Ute veteran Terry Knight said a prayer at the Ouray Cemetery. Southern Ute Veterans Service Officer Rod Grove stands behind Knight. Grove gave the welcome address at the cemetery.
Visitors "Papi" Toya and Tommy Cajero, veterans from Jemez Pueblo, N.M. salute the U.S. flag as it passes the Beard Dance grounds.
Veterans gave a 21-gun salute during the remembrance ceremonies in Ouray Cemetery.
An eagle staff carried by a member of the Leonard C. Burch family and colors of many flags were present during the closing ceremonies in the Ouray Cemetery.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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Thumbnail image of The U.S. flag, Southern Ute Tribal flag and the MIA/POW flags were lowered
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute veteran Alden Naranjo Jr. gave the welcoming address
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute Veterans Association member Howard D. Richards Sr.
Thumbnail image of Eddie Box Jr. accepts a certificate honoring the service of Eddie Box Sr.
Thumbnail image of Austin Box carrying the eagle staff
Thumbnail image of Russell Box drops a wreath into the Pine River
Thumbnail image of Austin Box stands at attention
Thumbnail image of Terry Knight said a prayer at the Ouray Cemetery
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Thumbnail image of Veterans gave a 21-gun salute
Thumbnail image of An eagle staff carried by a member of the Leonard C. Burch family and colors of many flags
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Veterans who served in the U.S. were recognized during the Day of Remembrance ceremonies at the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The Southern Ute Veterans Association began the ceremonies in the park with guest speakers and presentations, followed by a procession to the Bear Dance Bridge and onto the Ouray Cemetery.

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