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Vets in front of July 4 parade

Daily Staff Report

VAIL ” For the last 16 years the Minturn Veterans of Foreign Wars post has carried the colors at the start of Vail’s 4th of July parade.

On Monday, the honor guard will be followed by a jeep filled with World War II veterans, including Dick Burke, Herb Rubinstein and Bill Ramsey.

Minturn resident Higinio Romero, the post’s founder from Minturn, will ride in a blue corvette driven by Vietnam veteran, George Titus.

A second honor guard from the Gypsum Fire Protection District will escort a piece of the limestone blown off the Pentagon on Sept. 11.

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The rock will be placed at the Freedom Park memorial that veterans are raising money to build in Edwards. World War II veteran Marni Jump will be ride her three-wheeler in the parade.

The Minturn post includes veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, Kosovo, and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.-

The post wants veterans from all branches of the military, including the Army Air Guard, the recruiting services, and active duty and veterans vacationing in the Vail Valley, to join them in the parade, said post commander Buddy Sims.-

Marches will meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Christiania Lodge on Hanson Road. The post is dedicating participation in parade to the men and women who fought in the Vietnam War.

For more information call Buddy Sims at 926-3068.

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