Andrea Thompson held a not-yet-unfurled flag to her chest as she waited with several dozen others Saturday morning on Patterson Road in front of Sutherlands Lumber.
Thompson’s flag is enormous, and needs two people to hold it steady so it doesn’t touch the ground.
The last person to help Thompson hold the flag, last year during a rally for now-President Donald Trump, was Tina Peters, whose son Remington was the reason for Saturday morning’s displays of patriotism.
Remington J. Peters, 27, died during a parachute demonstration in New Jersey on May 28. Peters, a Grand Junction High School graduate, Navy SEAL and member of The Leap Frogs Navy parachute demonstration team, was participating in New York Fleet Week when his parachute failed to open during a jump over the Hudson River near Liberty State Park.