10th Mountain veteran Dick Over is this year’s Vail America Days Parade grand marshal
The Colorado Snowsports Museum will break out the Stars and Stripes today as it celebrates America and honors the renowned troops of the 10th Mountain Division with a public meet-and-greet with 10th Mountain veteran and Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Dick Over. The meet-and-greet will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the museum, in Vail Village.
Over served his country proudly during World War II with the 10th Mountain Division, seeing action in the Aleutian Islands Campaign. For almost 70 years, he has shared the heroic story of the 10th Mountain Division with people of all ages. At 95, Over continues to volunteer his time for the Colorado Snowsports Museum.
In addition to the meet-and-greet with Over, the museum also will play host to 10th Mountain Division veteran Sandy Treat’s weekly “Tales of the 10th” at 3 p.m. Friday. A $5 donation is requested for the presentation.
The recently renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum showcases the largest collection of 10th Mountain Division artifacts in the nation. In addition, the museum screens “Climb to Glory,” the acclaimed 10th Mountain documentary film, on a continuous loop daily.
The Colorado Snowsports Museum will be open from noon to 6 p.m. today. For additional information, visit http://www.snowsportsmuseum.org or call 970-476-1876.
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