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November 11 is the one day set aside each year to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation; there are multiple events scheduled in Buena Vista to honor our veterans.

Not to be confused with Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day the day we pay tribute to fallen service members, Veterans Day offers a great opportunity to teach civilians about the sacrifice service members and their families make year-round.

On Veterans Day, these events are for our Veterans and free of charge.
Everyone is welcome to come out to honor our Veterans and say thank you.

Veterans Day – Friday, November 11

8:oo a.m. to 10:00 a.m.   Breakfast at American Legion, Post 55    338 N. Railroad St.
Free for all veterans. Open to the public, donations are appreciated.

FREE Drawings for Lots of Gifts!

12:oo noon to 2:00 p.m. Spaghetti Lunch at the VFW, Post 1166     27318 County Road 314
Free for all veterans. Open to the public, donations are appreciated.

Have a delicious lunch and stay for a drink at the bar!

Featured image: In 2021, a portion of Highway 291 was renamed in honor of Henry Ray Lines who at age 26 was the lone Salida serviceman to die in World War I on Veterans Day. Members of Salida American Legion Post 64 (named for Lines), state Legion officials, a state representative, and county commissioners who approved funding for the new signage were on hand on Veterans Day for the ceremonies across from Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

Visible in the photo, from left, are Commissioners Keith Baker and Greg Felt, Denis Hunter, American Legion District Commander Jim Dexter, American Legion State Commander Greg Jackson, Rep. Jim Wilson, Milton Myers, Ray Lines Post 64 Commander Joe Beakey, Dana Nachtreib, and Commissioner Rusty Granzella. Dan Smith photo.