Looking for a special way to honor those who’ve served our country? Commerce City’s Veteran’s Memorial Park offers custom-etched pavers for purchase to permanently recognize our military heroes. Pavers are placed in advance of the city’s annual Memorial Day parade and those individuals are recognized during a special wreath-laying ceremony at the park.
Individuals can purchase brick paver options starting at $100. Proof of military service of the veteran or active duty papers should be provided and service logos are an additional $50. All pavers are dark grey in color and feature white inscriptions. The deadline for purchasing pavers in advance of this year’s parade is Feb. 15, 2016.
Orders can be made at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive. Cash, money orders and credit cards are accepted. Samples of the brick pavers are available to view at the recreation center or at Veteran’s Memorial Park. For more information on the paver program, download an application online or contact the parks and recreation registration office at 303-289-3789.
The state’s largest Memorial Day parade, Commerce City celebrates 52 years of honoring veterans on Monday, May 30, 2016. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m. More information is available at c3gov.com/parade.