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Posted on: May 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SST Provides Shuttle Service For Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day SST NewsFlash

As the county prepares to pay tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces this Memorial Day, Steamboat Springs Transit is again ready to carry on its tradition of transporting participants to the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

“It has been our honor to play a small part in the Memorial Day services for many years and help our citizens participate in this holiday tradition,” said Transit Manager Jonathan Flint.

SST will operate shuttles from the Stockbridge Multimodal Center to the cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Shuttle service will begin at 9:40am and run continuously until 10:40am. Buses will pick up passengers in front of the Stockbridge Bus Depot and drop off at the ceremony. Please arrive early and remember that the service begins at 11:00am.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, shuttles will operate back to the Stockbridge from the cemetery. All buses are fully ADA compliant (wheelchair ramps and securements). Pets are not allowed on the bus, but service animals, within guidelines are permitted.

Steamboat Springs’ Memorial Day Ceremony is hosted by the American Legion Post #44 & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4264 and honors the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Typically, the ceremony features a riderless horse leading flags, changing of the guard, lowering the flag to half-staff, 21-gun salute and taps. In addition, Boy Scouts place an American flag on the graves of veterans in the cemetery.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 celebrated on the last Monday in May. This holiday is meant for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle, or as a result of a wound sustained in battle.


Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Tyler Kern, Operations Supervisor, 970.879.3717 or email

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