Broomfield started the summer right with a ceremony at the Broomfield County Commons Park in honor of those who served and died for our country. Featuring music from the Broomfield Civic Chorus and the Rocky Mountain Brassworks, honoring of Gold Star families, speeches, the BPD and North Metro honor guard, reenactors, and food for sale from the Lions Club, this annual event is a true community tradition. The ceremony started at 11am, and the picnic will conclude by 1pm. Music and food will be interspersed throughout. Board President Lew Roman welcomed the crowd, Major General Mason Whitney gave the keynote remarks, and Broomfield Mayor Guyleen Castriotta spoke as well. 500 people attended.