Memorial Day

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Coloradans observed Memorial Day solemnly, with ceremonies to honor those who've paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Most ceremonies remembered the servicemen and women who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In Colorado Springs, members of the Pikes Peak Veterans Council held a special service at Memorial Park. This is the city's largest observance--at the Veteran's Memorial.

The AIr Force Academy had an honor guard dedicate a wreath in memory of those who died fighting for our country. It was part of this week's events leading up to graduation for the class of 2003 on Wednesday.

Pueblo residents attended a memorial at Mountain View Cemetery, where high school ROTC students presented the colors.

In Denver, a ceremony with a 21-gun salute and fly over was held at Fort Logan Cemetery. U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo was the guest speaker.

Some residents spent the day in a more upbeat way. About 50,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors from all over the world participated in the Bolder Boulder 10-K. This year was the 25th anniversary of the popular race.