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City Council recognizes Memorial Day parade winners

Post Date:06/07/2019 2:11 PM

More than 70 military units, band, floats, and antique car clubs turned out for Commerce City’s 55th annual Memorial Day Parade, the state’s largest, to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Thad Harvey, a veteran of four combat tours in Afghanistan and more than 16 years of Army service was honored as this year’s grand marshal. The ceremony also honored the late Sergeant Major Archie Robinson.

This year’s parade was led by the Adams City High School Marine Corps JROTC with Greg Nieto from Channel 2 and Fox 31 Denver serving as master of ceremonies.

Community judges evaluated entries in four categories, with the grand marshals also identifying an award winner. The following groups were recognized at the city council meeting on June 3, 2019.

Best of Parade Award, recognizing the entry most original in concept, design and presentation keeping with Memorial Day.

  1. American Legion Post & Auxiliary 151
  2. Marine Corps League Broomfield Detachment
  3. Northglenn Elks Lodge #2438

Most Creative Award, celebrating the best use of imagination and innovation in keeping with Memorial Day.

  1. Marine Corps League Broomfield Detachment
  2. American Legion Post & Auxiliary 151
  3. Northglenn Elks Lodge #2438

Most Patriotic Award, which represented the best depiction honoring our military past, present or future.

  1. Northglenn Elks Lodge #2438
  2. American Legion Post & Auxiliary 151
  3. Marine Corp League Broomfield Detachment

Community Spirit Award, with the best depiction of life, spirit and pride in Commerce City and Colorado.

  1. Commerce City Youth Athletics
  2. Adams City High School Marching Band
  3. Girl Scout Troop 65753

Grand Marshals Award selected by the grand marshals that best represents the overall depiction of Memorial Day.

  1. Westernaires

55th annual Memorial Day ParadePhoto description: This 55th Annual Memorial Day parade was led by the Adams City High School Marine Corps JROTC.

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