Video: Mesa County climbers raise Old Glory on Independence Monument

Raising Old Glory on Independence Monument

Raising Old Glory on Independence Monument

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FRUITA, Colo. — More than 100 years ago, a Fourth of July tradition began on Colorado’s Western Slope in Fruita and it’s still going strong today.

Climbers from Mesa County Technical Search and Rescue Team used their holiday to raise the American flag on Independence Monument, a 450-foot tall sand stone formation in Colorado National Monument.

FOX31 Photojournalist Anne Herbst brings us the sights and sounds of this Independence Day celebration in the video clip above.


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