Steve Smith
American flags line the grounds of Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton May 30 as part of the city's Memorial Day program.
'We are because they were'

Fort Lupton honored its own and the nation's war dead May 30 with an hour-long program at Hillside Cemetery.

A vintage aircraft flyover began the program. It included remarks from Mayor Tommy Holton.

"If you don't know of any servicemen or women, then remember the families who stayed behind, the ones who had to take those phone calls," he said. "Let's remember the first responders who answer the call to be deployed or when someone needs help. We are because they were."