DENVER (CBS4) – Families of military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country were treated to a special holiday ceremony on Tuesday.
Gold star families were joined by Governor John Hickenlooper at the State Capitol building.
Hickenlooper spoke saying this is a tough time for these families, and it’s important to remember their sacrifice this holiday season.
“This is a natural time for love and reflection, but I think it’s also got to be the most poignant reminder of loss and sacrifice,” said Hickenlooper.
The Colorado National Guard’s 101st Army Band and a color guard were on hand to perform for the families.
A tree decorated with pictures of loved ones who died during their service stands in the capitol.