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A banner day for veterans in Niwot

 

November 13, 2019 | View PDF

Vicky Dorvee

Niwot celebrated Veterans Day and the first year of the Veterans Banner project with a fitting patriotic ceremony. Thirty-five banners honoring veterans with ties to Niwot are installed on the lampposts along 2nd Avenue.

Since mid-October, 2nd Avenue between Niwot Road and Murray Street has been lined with 35 banners recognizing veterans with a Niwot connection. On Sunday, Nov. 10, the community came together in observance of Veterans Day and to formally acknowledge the successful inauguration of the Veterans Day Banner Project.

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 161 kicked off the ceremony with a presentation of the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band performing the national anthem.

Vicky Dorvee

Members of the Rehn family proudly gathered under Niwot High School graduate Randall Rehn's banner on 2nd Ave. Rehn was killed in 2003 while serving in the Iraq War.

Niwot Community Association (NCA) president David Limbach presented salutations and thanks to the Veterans Day Banner Project committee, the NCA, the Niwot Business Association, and the originator of the project, Sheila Ray, for making the banners a reality.

Following the formal presentation, the band regaled participants with patriotic songs as the crowd strolled along 2nd Avenue to look at the photos and service information on the banners.

Cookies were handed out by Niwot's Patriotic Cookie Moms who ship cookies to military personnel stationed around the world, and hot apple cider was provided compliments of the Niwot Market.

For more media coverage of the event and to watch a Denver Channel 7 video about Niwot's Veterans Banner Project, visit http://www.Niwot.org.

 

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