Honoring all who served

hoist the colors
Day of Remembrance
bow their heads
presentation of wreaths
welcome address
Rod Grove was honored
procession
procession of many colors
Russell Box
salutes the colors
Bill Morris
tribal flags and staffs
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Southern Ute Veterans and other veterans hoist the colors to half-mast during the ‘Day of Remembrance’ Memorial Day services in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park.
The annual Day of Remembrance is set aside for those men and women who have passed on, either in battle or in peace time. Their commitment and dedication to serve their country will always be remembered.
Southern Ute Veteran, Rod Grove (U.S. Army) and other service men and women bow their heads out or respect during the honor song by Yellow Jacket.
A presentation of wreaths was made byUte Mountain Ute Chairman, Manual Heart (left) and Southern Ute Chairman, Clement Frost in front of the monument of all the Southern Ute Veterans.
Southern Ute Tribal Chairman, Clement Frost (U.S. Army) gave the welcome address.
Rod Grove was honored by the Box family for all his hard work over the years. organizing the event.
The procession makes it's way from the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park to the Bear Dance bridge.
A procession of many colors proceeded to the Bear Dance bridge after the opening ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Park.
Southern Ute elder, Russell Box (U.S. Navy) gave a blessing and tossed a wreath in honor of the men and women lost at sea into the Pine River, from the Bear Dance bridge.
Southern Ute elder, Rod Grove (U.S. Army) and Vietnam combat veteran salutes the colors.
Bill Morris (U.S. Marine Corp.) played ‘Taps’ on his trumpet and Jim Lynch performed ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bagpipes. Bill Morris also received a Pendelton vest from the Southern Ute Veterans.
Veterans from various branches of service and various tribes carried their respective tribal flags and staffs to Ouray Cemetery. The closing ceremony was marked by a 21 gun-salute, a presentation of wreaths by Chairmen, Clement Frost – Southern Ute and Manuel Heart – Ute Mountain Ute and songs by drum group, Red Spirit from Ft. Duchesne, Utah.
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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The annual Memorial Day services, ‘Day of Remembrance’ was presented by the Southern Ute Veterans Association on Monday, May 25 in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park. The event began with an invocation from Ute Mountain Ute elder, Terry Knight Sr. (U.S. Air Force) and Master of Ceremonies, Howard Richards (U.S. Army) kept the ceremony tight. Speakers included Southern Ute Tribal Chairman, Clement Frost (U.S. Army), and Bill Morris (U.S. Marine Corp.) A Procession from the park to Ouray Cemetery proceeded the ceremony at the park. A special recognition was made to Rod Grove (U.S. Army) by the Box family, honoring him for all his hard work in putting together the annual ceremony.

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