Memorial Day activities planned VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to host weekend events

The Montezuma County VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary No. 5231 will be holding a series of activities over the Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., members will be sharing Buddy Poppies at the Cortez Walmart and the Cortez City Market stores.

On Sunday, both the Post and Auxiliary will be placing flags on the graves of their deceased members and other veterans at the local cemeteries.

On Monday, May 27, they will be posting the flags on the streets of Mancos and Dolores beginning at 6 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a breakfast at the Post Home in Mancos, 135 W. Grand, for all veterans and members of the community.

Donations from the breakfast will be used for the Ladies Veterans and Family Support Program.

After breakfast, members of the Post and Auxiliary will be posting the Avenue of Flags at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Mancos with the memorial service following at Cedar Grove Cemetery at noon.

The community is invited and encouraged to join the VFW Post and Auxiliary members in all these activities.