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Colorado National Guard to perform July 4 flyovers 
Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 30, 2011

CONTACT:
Air Force Maj. Elena O’Bryan
720-250-1053

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (6/30/11) – This Independence Day, the Colorado National Guard will be seen and heard in both the air and on the ground at patriotic events across the state.

“Nearly a decade has passed since the tragic attacks of 9/11,” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the Adjutant General of Colorado. “Though much is said about bringing our troops home, for many of our patriots, the war wages on. This Independence Day, we recognize all those who have served and those who still shoulder the burden of maintaining our nation’s freedoms.”

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

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

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

Listed below are a few of the community events scheduled to be supported:

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

  

Event

Location

Time

July 4th parade

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

10:35 a.m.

Main Street

Silverton, Colo.

11:00 a.m.

July 4th Airport Open House

Leadville, Colo.

11:00 a.m.

Independence Day Parade

Telluride, Colo.

11:05 a.m.

Independence Day Parade

Ouray, Colo.

11:10 a.m.

Redstone Village

Redstone, Colo.

11:15 a.m.

Old Fashioned 4th of July

Aspen, Colo.

11:20 a.m.

Vail America Days

Vail, Colo.

11:25 a.m.

Grand Avenue

Grand Lake, Colo.

11:35 a.m.

Salute to the Union

Denver, Colo.

12:00 p.m.

Sweet Water Park

Lone Tree, Colo.

6:35 p.m.

Patriotic Observance

Buena Vista, Colo.

7:00 p.m.

City Park

Westminster, Colo.

7:15 p.m.

July 4th Family Festival

Northglenn, Colo.

7:17 p.m.

Multi Purpose Fields

Thornton, Colo.

7:19 p.m.

Let Freedom Sing

Parker, Colo.

7:30 p.m.

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6/29/2011