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Colorado National Guard to support Memorial Day events 
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
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F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard (Colorado Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John P. Rohrer/Released)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Friday, May 25, 2012 

CONTACT:
Air National Guard Capt. Darin Overstreet
720-250-1053 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (5/25/12) – 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.  

“We all remember what we were doing when we heard of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, 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.” 

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

During the decade 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.  

Listed below are a few of the community events to be supported by Colorado Air National Guard F-16 flyovers (all times and locations are subject to change): 

Event

Direction

Time

Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Colo.

East-West

9:00 a.m.

Edora Park, Fort Collins, Colo.

West-East

9:20 a.m.

Grand Ave., Grand Lake, Colo.

West-East

9:25 a.m.

Saguache, Colo., Cemetery

North-South

9:45 a.m.

Homelake, Colo., Vet Center

West-East

9:50 a.m.

Alamosa, Colo.

West-East

9:52 a.m.

San Luis Cemetery, San Luis, Colo.

West-East

9:55 a.m.

Trinidad, Colo.

South-North

10:00 a.m.

Veterans Park, Westcliffe, Colo.

West-East

10:15 a.m.

Parker Cemetery, Parker, Colo.

East-West

10:30 a.m.

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver

West-East

11:30 a.m.

Heather Gardens, Aurora, Colo.

West-East

11:35 a.m.

Municipal Center, Aurora, Colo.

East-West

11:50 a.m.

Folsom Field, Boulder, Colo.

South-North

12:00 p.m.

Coors Field, Denver

North-South

1:00 p.m.

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5/25/2012