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Lamar Elks Lodge Hosts Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner

Gary LaCost, Exalted Ruler of the Lamar Elks Lodge, #1319 in Lamar, said over 100 persons came out for the Friday night prime rib dinner, honoring local veterans who received a free dinner.  Oscar Riley noted that 34 veterans were served. PER Jared Crabtree was presented with an Espirit de Corps award of excellence for […]

CPW Commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11 with Free State Park Admission for Military, Veterans

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. “CPW is proud to honor our veterans and military members this Veterans Day,” said CPW Spokesman, Matt Robbins. “Free access to Colorado’s State Parks is our way to say ‘thank you’, […]

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Day Thanks

I would like to tell your readers how much I appreciated being invited to participate in the Veterans Day Assembly held at Granada School on November 11th.  Along with the other Vets attending it was so very apparent that our Country will be in good hands when the young men and women we interacted with […]

Doing Their Part for Veteran’s Day

Banks and some civic offices were closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day throughout Lamar, and American flags were observed lining Main Street. Several groups were doing their part to observe a salute to area veterans and active military members in Lamar for their service to their country. The Lamar Eagles Lodge offered a free […]

Juniper Village Salutes Local Veterans

Juniper Village at Lamar is proud of the local Veterans and were proud to salute them at their Veterans Day celebration. Two guest speakers came in to talk to about their time in the military and also to show some of their memorabilia. A former Marine, Mr. Rangel, brought in some of his gear and […]

Letter to the Editor: What Veterans Deserve

What Veterans Deserve Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs November 11, 2013   Last month, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, United States Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on September 8, 2009.    During […]

Lamar Rotary Salutes Larry Bauer with Hometown Hero Certificate

 The Lamar Rotary has been saluting local veterans during their Friday luncheon meetings since this past Veteran’s Day observances in November.  Rotary President, Judy Turpin, presented the Rotary certificate to Larry Bauer last Friday, February 8, in honor of his military service and community service as well.    The luncheon was made poignant with the announcement […]

Veterans Honored at Flag Retirement Ceremony

  Click on a picture to enter the slideshow. Monday, November 12, 2012, is the official observance of Veteran’s Day, but local veterans were honored in several ways prior to the national holiday. Both the Lamar Elks Lodge and Eagles Aerie provided a free meal this past weekend to those men and women who have […]

On the Origins of Veteran’s Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

Veteran’s Day Observances Scheduled

Area Veterans are invited to attend the Lamar VA Clinic Open House this Thursday, November 10  In June of this year, Prowers Medical Group opened the Lamar VA Clinic. It has been an honor to serve the Veterans in the southeast Colorado region. Prowers Medical Group is proud to announce that we recently received notification […]

Veteran’s Day Closings

  All County Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2011, in observance of Veterans Day. The Courthouse will be closed. The Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center will remain open that day.