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Colorado National Guard to support Memorial Day community events 
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (5/26/11) – This Memorial Day, the Colorado National Guard is scheduled to support numerous patriotic events around the state.

“We all remember what we were doing when we heard of the attacks (on 9/11),” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the Adjutant General of Colorado. “For most, it was a time of confusion, followed by a great resolve to prevent such atrocities in the future. This Memorial Day we recognize all those who carried that resolve on their shoulders, many of whom have fallen.”

“Within minutes of the terrorist attacks our Colorado Air National Guard pilots were airborne in their F-16s,” said Brig. Gen. Trulan A. Eyre, 140th Wing Commander.

The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard guards our skies 24/7/365 from the only centrally-located alert fighter location in the nation – Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.

During the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have deployed more than 6,000 times while maintaining state emergency response capabilities and supporting homeland defense missions.

On Memorial Day the Colorado National Guard will be seen and heard in both the air and on the ground at patriotic events around the state. Listed below are a few of the community events to be supported.

Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyovers:
(All Times and locations are subject to change)

Event

Direction   Time 
 Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Colo.   E-W  9:05 a.m.
 Edora Park, Ft. Collins, Colo.   W-E  9:20 a.m.
 Grand Ave., Grand Lake, Colo.  W-E  9:45 a.m.
 Parker Cemetery, Parker, Colo.  E-W  10:01 a.m.
 World War II Memorial, Littleton, Colo.  N-S  10:10 a.m.
 San Luis Cemetery, San Luis, Colo.  E-W  10:40 a.m.
 Alamosa, Colo.  E-W  10:45 a.m.
 Colorado State Veterans Center, Homelake, Colo.  E-W  10:50 a.m.
 Saguache, Colo.  S-N  10:55 a.m.
 Veterans Park, Westcliffe, Colo.  W-E  11:00 a.m.
 City  Courthouse, Pueblo, Colo.  S-N  11:15 a.m.
 Fort Logan National Cemetery, Lakewood, Colo.  W-E  11:30 a.m.
 City Courthouse, Aurora, Colo.  E-W  11:35 a.m.
 Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.  S-N  11:58 a.m.

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5/26/2011