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May 27, 2024: On Memorial Day, stories of heroism, bravery, and reflection

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Carlin Leslie and his daughters, Lacey and Riley, peer at a piece of the USS Arizona, which will now be preserved at Aurora’s Colorado Freedom Memorial. Aug. 29, 2023.

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On Memorial Day, stories of Coloradans who served in extraordinary conditions. Military historian Doug Sterner lives in Pueblo; his book is "Beyond Belief, True Stories of Colorado Heroes That Defy Comprehension." Then, a piece of the U.S.S. Arizona, in Aurora, preserves the memories of Coloradans killed at Pearl Harbor. And, how fallen U.S. service members came to be buried in American cemeteries abroad.