Colorado pays tribute to military heroes on Memorial Day

Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Memorial Day

Fort Logan National Cemetery

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DENVER -- For 82 years, The Associated Veterans of Colorado have been honoring those who gave their lives serving in the armed forces.

Since freed Black slaves, in Charleston, S.C. buried Union soldiers who died in southern prisons giving birth to Memorial (Dedication) Day, at more than 130 cemeteries in America, loved ones have paid tribute to those who gave and preserved our freedom.

“We just want to say thanks to the many who have helped keep us free,” said Roger Williamson. “I come to honor my wife—who was also a Marine—on this special day!”

The motto of the yearly event is “We honor the dead by helping the living.” And that is what hundreds do every fourth Monday in May at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

While the pomp and circumstance is over-shadowed by tears of love, the mood is definitely red, white and blue. Just the way vets and their loved ones like things.

From the drone of Parker Barry, we get this incredible look at the scene on this Memorial Day 2014.

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