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Veteran's Memorial, Colorado Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean
N 38° 49.686 W 104° 47.764
13S E 517701 N 4297720
Quick Description: One column for each of the five Armed Services
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 6:55:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PH9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 37

Long Description:
This was the first large physical monument erected in Memorial Park near downtown Colorado Springs. All five branches (Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines) are honored here. It is surrounded by additional smaller, more recent monuments to participants in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Submariners, POWs, and several more. The park is a central focus for outdoor activities in town, including fireworks, symphonies, and hot air balloons. Facilities for boating, tennis, baseball, volleyball, cycling, horseshoes, ice skating, and swimming can make the visit to the memorial an all-day excursion.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: those who gave their lives

Marker Text:
Erected in Honor of those who gave their lives that this nation might be free


Date of dedication: Nov 11, 1968

Who Put it Here?: not specified

Description of Memorial:
This memorial is in the highest point of the park, and dominates the skyline in that region. I was in high school, it was in the midst of the Vietnam War when it was dedicated.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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