Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Lance Campbell, of the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America has announced the cancellation of the organization’s annual Memorial Day event.

In an email, Campbell said the 13th annual event, co-sponsored by HCCMOAA, Boone Mall and the Community Band, cannot be responsibly held this year due to Covid considerations.

The High Country Chapter hopes that even though there will be no ceremony, that the community will engage in a private moment of silence and prayer to commemorate our fallen heros and their families.

The group also thanks the area's veterans, community members, elected and appointment officials, local military associations and organizations, first responders and sponsors for their support and understanding.