Veterans dedicate new bench at local memorial site

On Saturday, Nov. 30 community leaders and members gathered to honor veterans with the addition to the memorial of a handmade bench designed and created by Barbara Avis and installed on the corner of Modica and North Convent Streets. Members of the Fort Carson Fourth Sustainment Brigade, left, stand at attention in honor of veterans and add to the reverence of the occasion. Also present at the event were artist Barbara Avis, Veterans Affairs Officer Ray Odem, Las Animas County Veterans Council President Luton Dawes, Mayor Phil Rico, and Hometown Holidays President Lynn Smith.

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