Saturday, May 27th, 11am
One Hundred years ago Colorado's first fallen of WWI were laid to rest in
American Military Cemeteries in France. Three decades later they were joined by
the next generation of Colorado heroes who gave their lives in WWII, buried in 22
other American cemeteries around the world. All told over 2200 of our state's
sons and daughters lie in eight foreign countries. On May 27th soil from the
gravesites of many of our heroes laid to rest in those eight countries, will be
solemnly interred at the Colorado Freedom Memorial, symbolizing their return to
the home they left so many years ago.
Representatives of all eight of the countries where Colorado's fallen lie will be
present for this special ceremony. Participants will also include the U.S. Air Force
Honor Guard and Drill Team; The Sound of the Rockies Men's Chorus; The Governor's Own
101st Army Band; members of the famed 10th Mountain Division; Colorado National Guard
and other military representatives, military re-enactors and special guests. Please
bring chairs, blankets and arrive early to secure space for this once in a lifetime
Denver Brass Featuring Colorado Celtic Pipes and Drums Concert - 2pm
Following the ceremony, a free concert will be held in the park across from the Memorial
featuring the world-famous Denver Brass joined by the Colorado Celtic Pipes and Drums. This
patriotic salute to Colorado's military combines music and stories to pay tribute to the
price paid for our freedom.
A free-will offering will be accepted during the concert for the Colorado Freedom Memorial's
maintenance and upkeep. You'll also be able to purchase a rose to place at the Memorial,
and enjoy Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for a donation, while they last. Plenty of parking will
be available with attendants providing assistance.
These free events are made possible by the generous donations of people like you. Thank you!