‘You don’t have to be American to pay tribute’

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE — U.S. troops aren’t just defending Americans from foreign foes, they’re defending freedom, and Monday, a Mexican man with roots in Eagle is honoring those troops for the freedom he and his family enjoy in Eagle County.“My message to people is: You don’t have to be an American to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country,” said Joaquin Garcia, of Eagle.Garcia, a woodworker who came from Guadalajara, Mexico, to work in Eagle in 1995, organized the second annual Western Slope Memorial Day Ride. The group motorcycle ride pays tribute to the fallen soldiers and …

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