It was a beautiful Saturday on Memorial Day Weekend when the Colorado Sons of the American Revolution, under the direction of David Mann, Color Guard Commander lead his men through the streets of downtown Denver in honor of our Veterans and Service men and women.
Also in attendance where Colorado members of Smokey Hill Trail Chapter, and Piney Creek Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Pictured above are Smokey Hill Trail Chapter Daughters
Both Chapters passed out American flags, booklets of the U.S. Constitution, stickers and patriotic necklaces to parade attendees and especially all veterans attending the parade.
Smokey Hill Trail Daughters (R) prepare with two Daughters of Piney Creek Chapter (L) above.
Parade pictures were taken by David Hudspeth and Christine McClintock.
To This Daughter, Veterans Day is a time to reflect the men and women who have in our countries history given of themselves in defense of our country. We honor them not just today, but everyday. I always take the time to thank any member of the military, police, fire and other services for their great sacrifice and devotion to The United States of America.
I remember a time when the Veterans of the Vietnam War were returning home. They were not greeted with fanfare, flags and words of thanks. This bothered me so very much. Yes, it was an unpopular war, but these young men and women had served still the same. I vowed as a young girl to make a difference when I got older. I am doing that today with service to Homes For Our Troops.org and through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
George Washington was quoted as saying, "We will be remembered by how we treat our Veterans." I have always taken these words to heart, and strived to make a difference. I have run across some veterans who tell me often that I am only the first or second person in their whole lives who has ever thanked them. "Let it not be the last," I always reply.
Thank-you, men and women of the United States Military and Service Organizations for protecting us, for being true men and women of valor. We honor you.
God Bless the United States of America.
Afterwards we took over a British Pub for lemonade and lunch, much to the delight of the owner.
Visit Rest of the Terrific Photostream of the Parade on Flickr HERE
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