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Join the ride, salute veterans at the parade

Calling all motorcycle riders.

We are planning to have an entry in the July 4 Pagosa Springs parade. We invite all veterans and those who would like to support our veterans to come ride their motorcycles with us in the Parade.

Wave flags, honk horns, rev engines: let’s show the community that we support our veterans and our MIA/POWs.

We will assemble at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot at 9 a.m. Parade starts at 10 and typically lasts about an hour or less.

Suggestion: streets get very clogged with traffic in town by 9 a.m. so be sure and allow plenty of time to get to the parking lot by 9. I’ve seen U.S. 160 backed up bumper to bumper from Pagosa Boulevard on the west end of town all the way into town by 9 in the past.

We will have some flags available, signs for windshields “saluting our veterans” and tape. Or you can bring your own.

Be creative, show your patriotism and come and join us.

Think red, white and blue.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me

Further information

For information on these and other veterans’ benefits, please call or stop by the Archuleta County Veterans Service Office located at the Senior Center in the Pagosa Springs Community Center on Hot Springs Boulevard.

The office number is 264-4013, the fax number is 264-4014, cell number is 946-6648, and e-mail is afautheree@archuletacounty.org. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bring your DD Form 214 (Discharge) for application for VA programs, and for filing in the VSO office.

Durango VA Clinic

The Durango VA Outpatient Clinic is located at 1970 E. 3rd Ave. Durango, Colorado 81301 (the old Mercy Medical Center). Phone number is 247-2214.

DAV vans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization is running a VAHC van from Durango on Tuesdays and Thursdays — call (505) 239-2769 — and from the Farmington area on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call (505) 793-2915 or (505) 325-4775.

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