In remembrance of the fallen

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The Southern Ute Day of Remembrance procession continued on to the Ouray Memorial Cemetery.
Terry Knight Sr., gave the invocation to begin the Day of Remembrance, Memorial Day services.
The Color Guard presented the colors — the United States, Southern Ute and POW/MIA flags were raised, during which the flag song was sung by Northern Ute drum group, Red Spirit.
Former Southern Ute Chairwoman, Pearl Casias gave the welcome address at the Day of Remembrance ceremony.
All veterans present at the Day of Remembrance ceremony were ordered “front and center” for a photo in front of the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial.
Astride their modern day war ponies, Southern Ute Veteran and tribal member Randy Baker (left), and tribal member Steve Burch show their support for those walking to the Bear Dance bridge.
A wreath was tossed into the Pine River by Russell Box Sr., who gave the welcome address and offered a prayer as Yellow Jacket sang an honor song for those soldiers lost at sea.
The Southern Ute Veterans Association held a tour of tribal campus for guest speakers who presented during the Day of Remembrance (L-R) Howard Richards Sr., Jennifer DeWinne, NM Veterans Health System Specialist, Captain Sandra Lahi, CEO Jicarilla IHS, Wayne Lahi, Rodrick Grove, Marvine Fox and Jack R. Fox, Cabinet Secretary, Dept. of Veterans Services.
Southern Ute Veterans Association member, Rodrick Grove and Association Commander, Howard Richards Sr., Received a 'New Mexico Department of Veterans Services' coin from Cabinet Secretary Jack R. Fox on Sunday, May 27.
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
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
Krista Richards | Special to the Drum
Krista Richards | Special to the Drum
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The Southern Veterans Association hosted their annual Memorial Day services ‘Day of Remembrance’ in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 29. Master of Ceremonies, Howard Richards Sr., kept the crowd smiling, Terry Knight Sr., gave the invocation and former Southern Ute Chairwoman, Pearl Casias gave the welcome address. A procession of Veterans, Color and Honor Guards and families walked to the Bear Dance Bridge, overlooking the Pine River and then continued to the Ouray Memorial Cemetery. Followed by a BBQ lunch served by the Sky Ute Casino Resort.

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