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Grand Junction Park Honors U.S. Military

May 23, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Park joins Tents for Troops effort

Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo., and the Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard will hold a dedication ceremony and flag raising for Junction West’s new flag pole on Saturday (May 28) just in time for Memorial Day.

Co-owner Tom Garland and his daughter, Jenni, will play the national anthem as a trumpet duet. A plaque will be mounted near the flag pole honoring family members and all others who have served the nation in harm’s way.

At the ceremony Junction West will also announce their participation in the Tents for Troops network “creating a place to enjoy life away from the field,” according to a news release.

Junction West RV Park, in partnership with Tents for Troops, offers active military and their family complimentary camping sites as a thank you for their service to our country. Junction West RV Park will offer members of the military an RV or tent site for two nights when they identify themselves as active military when making their reservations and present active military I.D. upon check-in.

“It was an idea that just wouldn’t quit,” said Mari Garland, co-owner of Junction West RV Park. “We have offered a 10% discount to all veterans, active duty and retired military since we bought the RV park four years ago, but the flag pole gives us a visible way to honor our country every day and have some fun with the second flag as well. Participating in Tents for Troops is a simple way to say thank you and give military members a chance to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with their family and friends.”

Junction West is a full-service RV park where guests can cool off in the splash pad water feature, play games on the large, grassy lawn or enjoy a campfire at the central fire pit. The park is minutes from hiking trails in Colorado National Monument, wine tasting amidst the vineyards and peach orchards of the Grand Valley, viewing over 100 outdoor sculptures in the newly remodeled downtown Grand Junction area and mountain biking famous trails in Fruita.

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