Veterans honored at home

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Southern Ute Veterans Association Commander, Howard Richards Sr. readies the American Flag aside fellow Vietnam Veteran Rod Grove, attending to the POW flag and Vice Chairman Bruce Valdez (not pictured).
Standing Tall — Southern Ute Vice Chairman and Veterans Association Member, Bruce Valdez, carries the Southern Ute Tribal Flag during the annual Veterans Day Parade in Durango, Colo.
Association Treasurer, Bruce LeClaire (U.S. Army) stands alongside Southern Ute Council Member Linda Baker in her regalia at the start of the annual Veterans Day Parade, held in the heart of historic downtown Durango, Colo. each November.
The Veterans Day Parade returned to downtown Durango, where Veteran Color Guards graced historic Main Street to the delight of spectators — young and old.
Association Treasurer, Bruce LeClaire (U.S. Army) and Southern Ute Vice Chairman and Veteran, Bruce Valdez, and Southern Ute Council Member Linda Baker — represent the Tribe in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Durango, Colo.
Southern Ute tribal members: Shawna Steffler, Carolyn Eagle, Linda Eagle, and Carol Baker support the veterans in downtown Durango, during this year’s Veterans Day parade.
Southern Ute Vice Chairman and Veterans Association Member, Bruce Valdez, raised the Southern Ute Tribal Flag during a small ceremony held in Veterans Memorial Park in recognition of Veterans Day.
Southern Ute Veterans Association Member and Vietnam Veteran, Rod Grove stands with the National League of Families POW/MIA flag, which bears the script “You are not forgotten.”
A Flag Song, and Victory Song were sung by Association Treasurer, Bruce LeClaire (U.S. Army) at the Southern Ute Veterans memorial park on Veterans Day.
Kiko Pardo, son of Lindsay Box, shakes hands with Howard Richards Sr. following the flag ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.
Together with members of the Veterans Association and Southern Ute Tribal Council, they upheld the tradition of replacing and raising flags in Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park at sunrise on Veterans Day.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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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Veterans Day events filled the days leading up to November 11th this year — culminating with a flag ceremony in the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park in Ignacio and the annual Veterans Day Parade in Durango, Colo. Members of the Veterans Association and Southern Ute Tribal Council upheld the tradition of replacing and raising flags in Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park at sunrise on Veterans Day. The Veterans Day Parade returned to downtown Durango, where it graced the historic façade of old Main Street to the delight of spectators — young and old.   

 

 

 

 

 

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