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Lost in war but not forgotten.

That is how the local American Legion would like residents of Chaffee County to think of Corporal Ray Lines, a local boy who was killed in action in Europe during World War I. Now a road will bear his name. And the remembrance ceremony in his honor comes, fittingly, on Veterans Day, the day we honor all who have served in service to this country.

Joe Beakey who is Commander of American Legion, Ray Lines Post 64 has spent several years working to win approval for the dedication of a portion of U.S. 291 in honor of Lines, who was the only local boy killed in WWI. The dedication to that cause by local veterans is clear; Post 64 is also named after Lines. But they wanted a larger recognition of Lines sacrifice for his country.

There will be a dedication of the “Corporal Ray Lines Memorial Highway” at 10:00 a,m, Nov. 11, Veterans Day,  at the sign across from the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center on Highway 291.