FARMINGTON — Events throughout the Four Corners will offer ample opportunities to pay tribute on Veterans Day.


Field of flags

Good Samaritan Society -- Four Corners Village, 500 Care Lane in Aztec, erected a field of flags on Friday at the entrance of the senior living facility. The flags will fly until Saturday, Nov. 16.

"Most people do this during Memorial Day, but I figured we would do ours during Veterans Day. We just set it up just for our veterans to honor them," said Katie Roper, marketing director at Good Samaritan. "About four veterans live in our senior living apartments here, and 10 veterans live in our long-term facility. We have lots of veterans here, in our community and the country."


Free swimming

Visitors can purchase a flag and a name tag on a flag for $10. Call 505-334-9445 for more information.

All veterans or active-duty military personnel get in for free with ID during public swim at the Farmington Aquatic Center, 1151 Sullivan Ave., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 505-599-1167 for more information.


All Veterans Memorial Plaza

Farmington's All Veterans Memorial Plaza along the Animas River in Berg Park affords its visitors the chance to pay tribute to veterans from all five branches.

Walk along a timeline of major wars in U.S. history, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Learn about local heroes in a special section reserved for Vietnam veterans from the Four Corners area. A tremendous stone globe is also a compelling feature of the park at the foot of Tucker Avenue.

The globe floats over a constant flow of water and can be spun year-round. Each star on the globe signifies a U.S. military conflict.

 

Shiprock's veterans parade

The Shiprock Chapter House will host a veterans parade from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. It includes free lunch for all veterans. The parade begins at the 7-2-11 store on East U.S. Highway 64.

 

Parade in Durango, Colo.

In Durango, Colo., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave., will host a parade that starts at 11 a.m. Monday. Lineup for the parade will be at corner of College Drive and Main Avenue.

The VFW will also sponsor a musical tribute to veterans at Fort Lewis College's Community Concert Hall at 3 p.m. on today, featuring more than 100 students from Durango schools.

For more information, call the VFW Post 4031 at 970-247-0384.

James Fenton covers Aztec and Bloomfield for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4621 and jfenton@daily-times.com. Follow him @fentondt on Twitter.