Veterans Monument in Grand Junction Getting A Facelift
An 84-year-old monument in Grand Junction is getting an update.
The Veterans Monument at Orchard Mesa Cemetery was first dedicated on May 30, 1935. It's seen a lot of wind, rain, snow in all of those years, which has taken its toll on the monument which memorializes a number of different veterans groups.
If you notice the monument is missing this weekend, don't worry - it hasn't been stolen. It's being removed for refurbishing by Snyder Memorial.
The updated monument will have information about Charles W. Rundle, Grand Junction's only Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War. Another local man will also be honored. Harold Aupperle served the Red Cross overseas from 1917-1919 during WWI and died in Serbia on flag day, June 14, 1919.
The updated and refurbished monument will be returned to the cemetery prior to the rededication cemetery on May 25 at 11:00am.