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.

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Rep. Mike Coffman (credit: CBS)

Rep. Mike Coffman (credit: CBS)

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.

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There was also a dedication for a bell being given to Fort Logan by a Denver foundation. It’s called the Honor Bell.

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The Honor Bell at Fort Logan National Cemetery (credit: CBS)

The Honor Bell at Fort Logan National Cemetery (credit: CBS)

Johnston is the queen of England’s representative in Canada and serves as Canada’s non-partisan, non-political head of state.

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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.

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