Post officers perform Post Everlasting ceremony.


Post 1980 (Woodland Park, Colo.) honors homeless veteran

Woodland Park, CO

On Aug. 14, 2020, Private First Class Winston Randolph Hodges passed away. PFC Hodges was an Army veteran and served at Fort Riley, Kan., as a field communications Lineman. American Legion Post 1980 conducted the Post Everlasting memorial service in his honor at Woodland Park Veterans Hall. Following that, taps was sounded and his ashes spread near Catamount Lake in the shadow of Pikes Peak. PFC Hodges was homeless and had no family or friends in this area. As there was no next of kin to receive the burial flag, it will be displayed at the Woodland Park Library.

Photos by Cindy Meyer

Taps sounded by post bugler.

Ashes spread near Catamount Lake, in the shadow of Pikes Peak.
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