Veteran’s Day is a federal, public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954. (All federal and state offices and facilities will be closed for the day, including the Postal Service. The Town of Lyons offices are open.)
This page lists all of the Lyons Veterans, from Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, and Gulf War.
Please contact us if your family member is not listed here. We are listing people who went to school here, graduated from Lyons High School, or have spent the majority of their lives in Lyons, or are buried in Lyons cemetery. This information was gathered from Pioneer Family residents, the Lyons Cemetery chronicles, School Reunion materials, Lyons School Records, Lyons museum records, and more by Rhonda (Harkalis) French.
November 11, 2020: President Donald Trump observed Veterans Day in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Trump did not speak at the event. The cemetery is closed to the public due to COVID-19. President-Elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill traveled to Philadelphia to commemorate the nation’s soldiers at the city’s Korean War Memorial. In a statement, the president-elect said he feels “the full weight of the honor and the responsibility that has been entrusted to me by the American people as the next president, and I vow to honor our country’s sacred obligation.”
NOTES: (This section will be removed before the end of the year and is being printed due to inaccurate comments during the November Election month) Joe Biden’s son Joseph “Beau” Biden III, an Iraq War veteran, and a major, having received the Bronze Star; and Delaware attorney general, died five years ago following a brain cancer (tumor) diagnosis. On his dying bed, Joe Jr asked his father to promise him that he would run for the office of president.
Joe’s other son Hunter served in the U. S. Navy. Hunter Biden, has dealt with substance abuse issues, and was handed an “administrative discharge” after failing a drug test for cocaine a month after being assigned as a public affairs officer in Norfolk, Virginia.. (Per Reuter’s Fact Checker: He did not receive the more severe dishonorable discharge.)
Veterans suffering from drug habits, or PTSD, or are homeless are fully being honored, and thanked for their service, on this day across the world.
Lyons, Colorado Veterans
Babcock Ray Air Force Babcock Sandy Army Baker Richard Navy Seabee Bashor Herb Army Billings Roger Navy Bohn Bob Navy Boone Al Navy Brackett Jack Marine Brodie Jimmy Air Force Brodie William (Bill) Army Brodie Charles Navy Brown Lloyd Marine Brown Donald Marine Bryan Melvin Army Bunyan Ron Air Force Campbell Joe Air Force Carter John Air Force Cinnamon Gary Army Colard Vern Army Colard Leon Army Colard Donald (Don) Army Colt Jim Air Force Cottrell James Air Force Davis Alfred Air Force Depue Claudie Army Devine Dave Navy Dickinson Floyd Army Dobbins Jack Army Edwards Larry Navy Endres Jim Navy Fidler Don Joseph (Joe) Army Fitts Bobby Lee Navy Fitts John Navy Ford Bob Navy French Ron Army French John Marine Frysig John Navy Gereaux Ron Navy Goranson Albert Air Force Goranson Wallace (Wally) Merchant Marine and later Army Goranson Carl Army Gosnell Ronald Air Force Gosnell Jo Air Force Graham Mark Army Griffith William (Alex) Army Hall Richard Army Hammans Max Army Harkalis Pete Navy Harlow Tom Navy Hauck Bob Navy Hawkins Mickey Army Hienline Pam Army Hirschfeld Ed Navy Holtwick Kelly Navy Holtwick Karl Navy House Monte Hunt Donald Army Johnson Jimmy Air Force Johnson Jim Army Johnson Barry National Guard Junge Harold Navy Kelling Tim Army Kelly Dick Air Force Kinsey Charles (Vaughn) Navy Kinson Ro Navy LaFollete Robert Army LaFollete Robert (“B”) National Guard Lahti Nickalos Army Lahti Emanual Bomber Command Lahti Arnold Escort GQ Command Lamb John Army Loukonen Reino Army Mack Gerald Air Force Martin Darrel Army Martin Jim Navy Martin Bill Navy Martin Patty Navy Maurer Darryl Air Force Maurer William W. (Wayne) Army Maurer Dallas Marine Mc Cain Jimmy Navy Mc Cain Dick Navy Mc Cain Leonard Navy Mc Cain Meryl Navy Mc Cain Dean Navy Mc Cain Gene Navy Mc Connell Herb Navy Mc Connell Byron Navy Seabee Mc Curdy Frank Navy Mc Dowell John Coast Guard Mc Dowell Tom Coast Guard Mc Dowell Bob Coast Guard Mikesell Stephen Army Monroe Lonnie Navy Morgan William Navy Morton Gary Navy Neptune Dan Navy Noyes John David Army Noyes Ethel British Army Ohline, JR Curley Navy Ohline, SR Art Army Olivas Tony Army Orback Roland Air Force Orback Leroy Army Orback David Navy Seabee Perdue Lawrence A31 Infantry Phibbs Barney Navy Phipps Henley Army Price Mike Air Force Quinn Larry Army Ramey Johnny Bill Navy Ribble Bob Navy Ribble Keith Navy Ribble Jerry Navy Rigdon K. Virgil Army Rigdon Donald Navy Robb John Raymond (Ray) Navy Rowley William Navy Sanford Mike Navy Sanford Earl Navy Schilling Calvin Navy Schilling Raliegh (Skip) Air Force Schroeder Mike Marine Secrest Gary Army Secrest Steve Army Secrest Willard Coast Guard Secrest Lloyd Navy Servold Gary Army Simpson Bill Navy Simpson Wayne Navy Seabee Smaller Tom Air Force Spaur Glenn Navy Spaur Bill Navy Spaur Clair Navy Spaur Leonard Navy Stedman Aldro Air Force Sutherland Vernon Army Swift George Raymond 366 Air Base Swift Sheridan Army Swift Charles Navy Swift George Navy Seabee Tabor Roy Air Force Tabor Jerry Army Thomas JR Ray Air Force Thomas SR Ray Navy Totten Clarence Marine Totten David Marine Trueblood Gay Navy Vantine Jim Navy Vasquez Vince Marine Vasquez Philip Navy Vasquez Fernando Navy Von Seggern Richard Navy Ward Pat Navy Ward Mike Navy Weese Dick Navy Wellborn Noel Navy Werner Wayne Army Woods