Denver-Based Furniture Row NASCAR Racing Team Dedicates Hood of No. 78 Car to the Colorado Freedom Memorial for Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day Race
May 13, 2014 – Denver, COLORADO – The Colorado Freedom Memorial is proud to announce that Denver-based Furniture Row Racing will be honoring generations of Colorado's fallen veterans when the No. 78 car competes in the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day Weekend, with only the Colorado Freedom Memorial name emblazoned on its hood.
The Colorado Freedom Memorial (CFM) honors every fallen Colorado military veteran by name, from every branch of service and every conflict dating back to the Spanish American War in 1896. The Memorial, which is located in Aurora, is made up of glass panels on which nearly 6000 Colorado heroes are honored.
"Donating the hood of our No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS to the Colorado Freedom Memorial is a small, but meaningful way that we can pay tribute to those who have offered the greatest sacrifice for our freedoms," said Furniture Row Racing Owner, Barney Visser. Visser, who is a Vietnam veteran, maintains a personal connection with the Colorado Freedom Memorial.
Prior to the May 25 race, the Furniture Row Chevrolet will be unveiled at an event open to the public at the Colorado Freedom Memorial on Tuesday, May 20 from 4 – 6 p.m.
The Memorial is located across the street from Buckley Air Force Base at Aurora's Springhill Community Park: 756 Telluride St., Aurora, CO 80011.
"The tribute by Furniture Row Racing to the fallen veterans from their home state of Colorado is wonderful," said Colorado Freedom Memorial Founder and President Rick Crandall. "Thousands of Colorado families will know their loss has not been forgotten on a weekend dedicated to their sacrifice."
Prior to the race in North Carolina on May 25, the Colorado Freedom Memorial will be hosting its annual dedication ceremony in Aurora, Colo.