The month of May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month and this Saturday is Armed Forces Day. What better time to show our appreciation and say thank you to those who keep us safe. That is exactly what is going on at Bittersweet Park in Greeley on Saturday morning.

War veterans will be celebrated in a ceremony at the Weld County Veterans Memorial and Armed Forces Day on Saturday at Bittersweet Park, 35th Avenue and 12th Street in Greeley. The event will gather Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from Weld County for recognition. Veterans are welcomed to sit on stage to join special guest Tom Landis, an Iraq veteran MedEvac helicopter pilot. Music will be provided by the Brentwood Middle School band.

Starting at 11 a.m., ceremonies will begin and veterans will be recognized for their service overseas.  Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to a soup lunch organized by the Greeley VFW Post 2121.