Grand Junction Area Veterans and Active Duty
We want to know the names of our Grand Junction, Clifton, Fruita and Mesa County members of the Unites Sates Armed Forces.
KEKB would like to recognize all who are and who have served to defend this country. Please head to our Facebook page and list the names of your friends and family members that have or are currently serving our country.
The state of Colorado, according to a 2013 study, has 37,285 active service members. That's Army, Navy Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. As of 2014 there are more than 459,000 Veterans living in Colorado.
As we enjoy our cookouts and family gatherings, not to mention the awesome Memorial Day sales and deals (that last part was sarcasm). Let's not forget the true heroes that sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms.
My grandfather Ralph served in World War II. My uncle served two tours as a Medic in Vietnam, my other uncle and my father were also, both in the military. To this day, I wish would have served in some way, in some branch of the military. That is a regret of mine.