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Veterans honored in Niwot ceremony


November 10, 2021

Karen Copperberg

Pat Murphy with Joe Gonzalves, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Gonzalves and his wife Marty Butcher live in Niwot, and attended the Niwot Veterans ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 7. Gonzalves served as a helicopter mechanic in the US Army (Infantry), and was shot down during the Vietnam conflict.

A crowd of almost 100 gathered at the intersection of Franklin Street and Second Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 7, to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including some 44 veterans with local connections featured on banners hung throughout the Niwot business district.

The Niwot Community Semi-Marching Free Grange Band, under the direction of Debbie Benson, began with a selection of John Philip So...

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