Independence Monument Climb Tradition

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Colorado National Monument drew a crowd for a local 4th of July tradition. Every Independence Day, the Mesa County Search and Rescue Technical Rescue Team climbs the Independence Monument with a mission to plant an American flag on the top. The tradition has been a Grand Valley staple for quite some time– since 1911 to be exact.

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