February 8, 2016, was a tragic day for both a family and a community. That day, Mesa County Sheriff Deputy Derek Geer was killed in the line of duty. To honor and remember this peace officer, a moment of silence will take place on the first anniversary of his death.
As we take time to reflect on the 12th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the Grand Junction memorial dedicated to that day now has a new location and a slightly different look. Originally, the memorial was at 7th and Main. Where has it been relocated?
Memorial Day is a day to honor and salute the almost 1.2 million American soldiers who have died fighting for our country. But, we shouldn't forget there is another another group of this country's defenders who also put their lives on the line for us everyday.
As we take time to reflect on the 11th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, there is a special place in Grand Junction on the southwest corner of 7th and Main dedicated to that day. Many people walk by unaware of its meaning and relationship to the terrorist attacks. On this special day of remembrance, let me share a brief history and explanation of the meaning of the memoria