Fallen service members to be honored – Douglas County is home to three ceremonies this Memorial Day
A time to pay respects to all the service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country, Memorial Day will be May 27 this year.
There are three ceremonies in Douglas County, as well as one at nearby Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, where people will have the opportunity this Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives while fighting for freedom:
- Castle Rock: 10 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 880 E. Wolfensberger Rd.
- Denver: 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave.
- Parker: 10 a.m. at JS Parker Cemetery, 10375 S. Parker Rd.
- Sedalia: 11 a.m. at St. Philip in the Field, 397 S. Perry Park Rd.
The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to benefits, services and military retiree information, including resources, emergency funds and property tax exemptions for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services. Learn about new 2018 Military and Veteran Colorado Laws.
Staff consists of volunteers who are military veterans. They are trained by and work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and have successfully been accredited by the National Associated of County Veterans Service Officers.
Assist county residents who served in the Armed Forces and their dependents to obtain any and all benefits for which they may be eligible.