Today I had the honor of speaking at the Broomfield Veteran’s Memorial Day event as we paid our respect to those who gave their lives for us all. Thank you to everyone who joined us today in the County Commons park to honor the men and women of the armed forces who have given their lives protecting ours.
Thank you to Rocky Mountain Brassworks for the moving rendition of the National Anthem, and thank you to the Broomfield Police Department and North Metro Fire Department for posting colors and so respectfully honoring those who have given their lives in service.
The courageous men and women who serve our country boldly volunteer to uphold our values of freedom, independence and honor, a commitment that sometimes leads to the ultimate sacrifice– giving their lives in order to protect our own. Many of these heroes and she-roes made this sacrifice at a very young age when life was just beginning.
The men and women we honor on Memorial Day are members of the armed forces, but they are also spouses, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, cousins and more. We honor these family members by remembering their loved ones today.
The sacrifice of these brave defenders and their families leaves a hole in our community and families, and today we remember, value, and honor those who have lost their lives in service.