DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans attended a ceremony that honored the nation’s veterans at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Monday marked the 36th annual Veterans Day ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
There are approximately 400,000 veterans still living in Colorado, and hundreds of them, along with friends and family, went to the cemetery to honor those who protect freedoms, some making the ultimate sacrifice.
Some veterans say Veterans Day is a day for all Americans to be thankful and be proud of the men and women who serve the country. Looking around, they say the headstones at the cemetery mean a day of reflection and an emotional day.
“It’s really difficult,” said David Goldsberry, Ret. U.S. Navy. “Just to see this place and all the markers, it’s just overpowering. You know, you don’t realize it until you’re actually here.”
“This is a family day. My father, who served in World War I, is buried here along with my mother. It’s just a time to remember everybody who has given everything for their country,” said JoAnn Suriskey, who is also a wife of a veteran.
Rep. Diana DeGette delivered the Veterans Day address and reminded everyone that not only on Veterans Day, but every day Americans should thank the veterans.