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Soldier likely fought for Union, not Confederacy

Routt County resident buried in Steamboat Springs Cemetery

Memorial Day events

■ Steamboat Springs

Saturday: Army physical fitness test at 9:30 a.m. at Emerald Park. The event is free, but donations for the American Legion are accepted. The test is two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups and a 2-mile run. Event organizer Tina Kyprios said participants don’t have to complete all three portions. The test is meant to raise awareness for soldiers serving our country.

Monday: Coffee and doughnuts at 8 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264, 924 Lincoln Ave.; ceremony practice at 9 a.m. at Steamboat Springs Cemetery; shuttle service to cemetery begins at 9:45 a.m. at Stock Bridge Transit Center; Memorial Day ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at cemetery.

■ Hayden

Friday: Placing of flags at Hayden Cemetery, 6 p.m.

Monday: Memorial Day ceremony, 6 p.m. at Hayden Cemetery, with 21-gun salute, flag lowering and presentation for citizens; public reception and meal at the Benjamin J. Hofstetter American Legion Post 89, on Third Street in Hayden, after the ceremony

■ Yampa

Monday: Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m. at the Yampa Cemetery, with traditional bugling and reading of names of veterans buried at the cemetery.

Coming Sunday

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony at Steamboat Springs Cemetery focuses on the military service of women with local ties. Read some of their stories in Sunday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today or online Sunday at