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May 27, 2013
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On Memorial Day, Summit County pays tribute to sacrificial soldiers

Both Dillon and Breckenridge held Memorial Day ceremonies at their historic cemeteries on Monday.

The commemoration at Dillon Cemetery featured local speakers, including state Rep. Millie Hamner, who represents Summit County in House District 61. Dillon Mayor Ron Holland and Elks Lodge exalted ruler Kevin Mastin also spoke at the event.

The Dillon commemoration also included the retiring of flags by the local Boy Scout Troop 188.

The Valley Brook Cemetery in Breckenridge stretches through a pine forest and contains more than 60 veterans’ graves.

The event at Valley Brook included a keynote speech from Col. Loren Johnson, the commander of the 140th Mission Support Group, Colorado Air National Guard, as well as an interdenominational service and a wreath laying.

— Daily News staff report

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