Tag: Memorial Day

“Let Us Have Peace”

“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.” – Francis Amasa Walker It was a privilege and an honor to attend this years Memorial Day Ceremony at The Veteran’s Memorial Site in Aspen, Co. I was joined by literally hundreds of Roaring Fork Valley citizens who came to remember and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives in service of this country. Several jaywalker men, alumni, and staff were present to experience a heartfelt and stirring tribute to these heroes. We learned of the ongoing effects of war on returning veterans as evidenced by the 22 black silhouette statues which represent the 22 veterans who take their own lives each day. Many of these veterans return home with Traumatic Brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, and are ill prepared to return to civilian life. A new Wilderness therapy and experiential learning program will…

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