Veterans, families and community members walk along the End of the Trail road towards the Ouray Memorial Cemetery.
Post Commander from Espanola, NM salutes Ronnie Baker (Navy) as Baker received a recognition certificate from the Governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez.
Ute Mountain Ute veteran, Terry Knight (USAF) offered a prayer and prior to releasing a wreath into the Pine River for those who perished at sea.
The Color Guard, form a line of colors, from various flags, representing many nations and various aspects of military conflicts and engagements.
The Color Guard, comprised of veterans of many nations, stand at attention as Southern Ute Veterans Commander Howard Richards Sr. raise and lowers the flags to half-staff.
Alden Naranjo Jr. (CO.NG) offered a prayer at the base of the Ouray and Buckskin Charlie’s memorials.
Terry Knight (foreground) and Austin Box stand at attention on the Bear Dance Bridge, spanning the Pine River.
Trailing the flags of various tribes and nations, walkers head to the Bear Dance Bridge.
Airmen Austin Box (USAF Ret.) and Terry Knight (USAF) lead the procession, to the Bear Dance bridge, overlooking the Pine River, and then onto the Ouray memorial Cemetery.
In what has become a tradition during the Memorial Day Ceremonies, all present veterans at the event assemble in front of the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial for a group photo.
Austin Box (USAF), proudly sports his Blue Bird shirt, prior to the Memorial Day ceremony.
Recipients of a Southern Ute Veterans Association blanket, Pete Vigil, Gordon Hammond, Albert Tavashutz, stand along-side, Rod Grove (left), Howard Richards Sr., Raymond Baker and Bruce LeClaire.
Gordon Hammond (USMC) received a blanket from Southern Ute Navy Veteran Raymond Baker.
Pete Vigil (Army) was given a blanket from Southern Ute Veteran, Raymond Baker (Navy).
Rod Grove (Army) takes notice of the Memorial Day event.
Northern Ute Veteran, Albert Tavashutz (Army) gave recognition to Northern Ute veterans who served in the military.
Ute Mountain Ute Veteran, Gordon Hammond (USMC) recognized veterans of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Yellow Jacket sing an Honor song.
The Southern Ute Veterans Eagle staff is placed in front of the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial.
Raymond Baker (Navy Ret.) and Rod Grave (Army) stand abreast of each other during the Memorial Day ceremony.