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Veterans Day event honors all who served with keynote speech, music and F-16 flyover

We all know someone who served in the United States Armed Forces. If you have served, we thank you.

In honor of all who served, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the Douglas County Veterans Services Office and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation invite you to a Veterans Day to honor our American heroes. The event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Veterans Monument Plaza, 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock.

This year’s program will include a keynote address by John Price, US Army Special Forces. Price was deployed around the world as a U.S. Army Special Forces Private (Green Beret). Today, he is an entrepreneur, strategist and business executive as Head of M&A for Deloitte and Touche, specializing in space, cyber and AI.

Previously, Price served as president of Semantic, AI, a data fusion software company. He also founded Boone, a services company focused on building relationships between leading hardware and software companies and government customers. He speaks Farsi and Russian. He spends his free time training boxing with underserved youth or snowboarding near where he grew up in Morrison, Colorado. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and a Masters in Finance from Notre Dame.

The event will also feature an F-16 flyover by the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard and music by local musician and 30-year Colorado resident Byron Miller. An avid guitarist, keyboardist and singer, Miller performs regularly at venues throughout Douglas County and is on the Front Range Church Worship Team.

Sponsor a wreath now for a Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremony on December 17

Wreath laying ceremonies honoring veterans will be held Dec. 17 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock and Fort Logan National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies in all 50 states and beyond.

The ceremony at Cedar Hill is at 10 a.m. and is hosted by American Heritage Girls Troop 8909 – sponsor a wreath using this form. Volunteers to participate in the wreath laying are welcome.

To sponsor a wreath at Fort Logan National Cemetery, please visit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

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