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NEWS | May 28, 2021

Colorado National Guard conducts Memorial Day flyovers honoring the fallen

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG, TAG, 140

FOR RELEASE: Friday, May 28, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Colorado National Guard will conduct Memorial Day flyovers May 31, 2021, to salute service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.

The flyover will take place during the period of 10:00 a.m. to noon over Parker Cemetery, Grand Junction, and Silverton, Colorado.

 "The Airmen of the COANG are honored to take part in Memorial Day events all across the state,” 140th Wing Commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Fesler. “As you hear the roar of freedom rip across the Colorado skies this weekend, I ask that you take a moment to remember the men and women who courageously gave their lives in service to our country. Remember their names, remember their stories, and most of all remember their sacrifices." 

The F-16 Fighting Falcons supporting the flyovers are from the Colorado Air National Guard 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Additional locations may be added as they are approved by the U.S. Air Force.

Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will be visible are:  

10:00 am – Parker, Colorado

10:40 am – Grand Junction

11:05 am – Silverton

Times may vary slightly.

Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.