DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper and a high-ranking official from Canada spoke at a Memorial Day service at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Canadian Gov. General David Johnston joined Hickenlooper and congressman Mike Coffman at the service on Monday.READ MORE: Rep. Diana DeGette Asks For Federal Funds So Denver Can Buy Hotel Where Homeless Would Be Housed, Helped
Coffman is one of the few members of Congress who actually served in the military. He was in the Army, Army Reserve, Marine Corps and Marine Reserves, serving in both the Gulf and Iraq wars. His father is interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Coffman told the crowd those who served are like family and Memorial Day is time to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
There was also a dedication for a bell being given to Fort Logan by a Denver foundation. It’s called the Honor Bell.READ MORE: Class Council President Previews Virtual CU Commencement, Says Senior Year During Pandemic Was 'Wild To Say The Least'
Johnston is the queen of England’s representative in Canada and serves as Canada’s non-partisan, non-political head of state.
While in Colorado, Johnston will also visit the headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. NORAD is a joint U.S.-Canada command that defends the skies and monitors ocean approaches for both nations.MORE NEWS: Barry Morphew Makes First Appearance In Court, Officials Don't Believe Wife Suzanne Is Alive
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