"We Did It!" With those words Colorado Freedom Memorial President, Rick Crandall,
began his speech at the dedication of the Memorial on May 26, 2013. "Today we say to
our fallen heroes across the generations, we have not and we will not forget you. For
this day let us celebrate, let us commemorate and let us know that here, in this place,
on this day, we honored the very best of us." Since that day thousands of people have
visited the Memorial to pay tribute to the fallen. Soon the Memorial will be joined by
a computer kiosk with a searchable database where visitors can enter the name of an honoree
and be shown exactly where to find them on the wall. There will also be a history of the
project, designer's description of the Memorial and other information. The Colorado Freedom
Memorial is quickly becoming a gathering place for families of the fallen, those who served
with the fallen and others who simply want to pay respects.
We welcome your visit and remind you if you have any questions feel free to call the
Colorado Freedom Memorial office at 303-248-3990. If you'd like to make a donation to the
Memorial you can do so on this website at the Donate Now box on the main page or by calling
the Memorial Office. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the
Colorado Freedom Memorial soon.
The Colorado Freedom Memorial was dedicated on May 26, 2013!
Springhill Community Park
756 Telluride St.
Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Is this all of them? Is the Colorado Freedom Memorial 100% accurate? Sadly, the answer is no.
It's the most accurate accounting of Colorado veterans killed in action that we know of, but we're
certain there are more names to discover.
When you visit the Colorado Freedom Memorial you will no
doubt be struck by the fact the flags are at half-staff. The decision was made by the
Board of the Colorado Freedom Memorial that the flags would remain at permanent half-staff
since the glass panels of the Memorial contain the names of Colorado's war dead and this
display would be a meaningful showing of respect for those that gave all.
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