Sunday, December 16, 2007

Encircling the fallen

Members of Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers were on hand to assist with laying the Wreaths and Bows at Veteran's Cemetary on D Road.

Encircling the fallen: "Encircling the fallen
Group lays wreaths at veterans cemetery"

By MIKE SACCONEThe Daily Sentinel
Saturday, December 15, 2007

Weathering a biting chill Saturday morning was the least Peggy Sprinkle thought she could do to honor the nation’s veterans.
“It just means a lot to me to lay a wreath on each (grave),” she said.
Sprinkle, whose 19-year-old grandson, Jeffrey Allen Avery, died in April while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, said she was proud to attend the Wreaths Across American memorial service, even in the frigid weather.
Sprinkle was one of more than 50 area veterans and local residents gathered at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado to honor the nation’s living and dead veterans.

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