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Dailey: Fourth of July a sacred holiday for our veterans

Duane Dailey
Grand County Veterans Corner

On Saturday the Granby community and Grand County were very fortunate to have hosted one fantastic event, the Granby 4th of July parade.

The endless hours of preparation for the event by the Granby Chamber of Commerce/Mainstreet (Cathie Hooks and Gayle Langley), and the Town of Granby staff was certainly a huge success.

Estimates indicate over 5,000 people lined the streets of Granby to enjoy a parade of outstanding proportions.

Multiple days of celebrations, including Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, and Independence Day (Fourth of July) are sacred to veterans. On the Fourth of July veterans, their families and the entire populous of the United States of America get to band together in celebration of the most sacred of all virtues of Americans: INDEPENDENCE from tyranny, suppression, and rule by outside forces.

On Saturday, July 4, it was my honor and pleasure to organize a select group of American, British, and Canadian Veterans that fought for your independence (that is celebrated on Independence Day but enjoyed each and every day of your life). These patriots date from 1939 to today. What a very special group of freedom lovers.

"Life for those that have fought for freedom, has a special meaning, that the protected shall never know."

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Thanks to all veterans who participated in this parade in this most special community. Thanks for your service to this great nation. Thank you Granby for this unforgettable event.

May God Bless America.

Duane Dailey is the Grand County Veterans Service Officer.

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