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Our Roots

Second-61 was founded in Canon City, CO after our name sake the 2nd Colorado.  The 2nd Colorado was founded in Canon City, CO in 1861 as two volunteer companies of infantry to protect the territory under Colonel James Ford.  This group of brave men served in the American Civil War in the Union Army as members of the 2nd Regiment Colorado Cavalry to serve the Union and protect citizens of the west from threats and aggressors.  The 2nd Colorado successfully fought in many battles protecting and defending the Union.  We are named to honor this group, and to carry the torch of patriotism and to aggressively defend and protect as these brave pioneers did that founded and defended our community.

Today Second-61 honors our brave forefathers by bravely and boldly serving our customers, employees, and country.  We strive to create opportunity, develop innovation, and deliver critical missions for our customers.