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Posted on: May 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] SST Shuttle Service Runs For Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 25, 2022-As the county prepares to pay tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces this Memorial Day, Steamboat Springs Transit (SST) is ready to carry on the tradition of transporting participants to the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

Steamboat Springs’ Memorial Day Ceremony is hosted by the American Legion & Veterans of Foreign War and honors the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our county. This year marks the 100th anniversary of local ceremonies in Steamboat Springs in observance of this solemn occasion. 

In addition to the local ceremony traditions including opening remarks, 21-gun salute, lowering the flag to half-staff and taps. Local organizers plan to do a reading for one soldier from each war that was killed or died from Steamboat Springs and Routt County. In addition, the Boy Scouts place an American flag on the graves of veterans in the cemetery. 

With limited parking at the cemetery, attendees are encouraged to use the FREE SST shuttle, which will operate from the Stockbridge Multimodal Center to the cemetery on Monday, May 30. Starting at 9am, shuttle service will run continuously until last bus departs at 10:40am. 

Buses will pick up passengers in front of the Stockbridge Bus Depot and drop off at the ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, shuttles will operate back to the Stockbridge from the cemetery. Buses are ADA compliant (wheelchair ramps and securements). Pets are not allowed on the bus, but service animals, within guidelines are permitted. Please arrive early and remember that the service begins promptly at 11am.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it was created 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 because of a wound sustained in battle. 

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, Steamboat Springs Transit, 970.879.3717 or email
Tyler Kern, Operations Supervisor, Steamboat Springs Transit, 970.879.3717 or email
Tina Kyprios, American Legion-Leo Hill, Post 44, 970.819,6028 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email

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