Veterans Memorial - Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
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N 39° 42.497 W 104° 53.786
13S E 508877 N 4395385
Quick Description: Veterans Memorial at Denver's Fairmount Cemetery
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 9:04:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM5Q14
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Very small and cluttered Veteran's Memorial located at Fairmount Cemetery. The memorial does make a point to honor women who have served in the Armed Forces throughout the years.

The engraving on the monument reads:
Here among scores of white marble headstones which mark the final resting places of brave men and women who served our Country in war and in peace. Assembled veterans, family members and Fairmount Cemetery Company dedicate this veterans plaza and nearby garden of honor on November 11, 1998.

Together we celebrate the proud service of those who have insured liberty and justice for all.

Let it be said today and each tomorrow that ...we remember.

The monument has brass plaques of scenes from WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam. A plaque to the Tuskegee Airman of WWII reads:
They rose from adversity through competence, courage, commitment and capacity to serve America on silver wings and to set a standard few will transcend.

Another plaque is dedicated to the Merchant Marines. It reads:
IN Honor of those who served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II
In Peace and War
They that go down to the sea in the ships. That do business in the great waters, these see the works of the Lord and the wonders of the deep. They came from our mountains, our prairies and our ocean sides. They came from our villages and our cities, and they went down to the sea in ships to defend freedom and their country. They exercised their duty with much honor.
U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II Colorado Chapter, 1999

Another plaque reads:
In the Colorado State Capitol Building December 1, 1899
Was held the first meeting of the Army of the Phillippines [sic] from which emanated August 13, 1913
Veterans of the Foreign Wars of the United States

Dedicated by the John S. Stewart Post #1 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United states of America Memorial Day 2000

At the top of the rear of the monument is a plaque that reads:
"Go For Broke" (Shoot the Works) Motto of the 442nd Regiment
During WWII and the Korean Conflict, over 33,000 Nisei (Japanese Americans) served in the U.S. Forces. 860 were killed in action.
100/442 Regimental Combat Team
America's Most Decorated for size of unit and length of service. 7 Presidential Unit and 18,143 individual citations, fighting in Italy and France.

Military Intelligence Service (OSS & CIC)
6,000 Interpreters Interrogators Code Breakers helped shorten the war with Japan at least two years.

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Phillipine (Spanish-American), WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam

In Honor Of: Honoring All Veterans

Marker Text:
Please see above long description of text of the various inscription and plaques on the monument.

Date of dedication: November 11, 1998

Who Put it Here?: Fairmount Cemetery Company, VFW 2461, VFW 501, PVA, Pearl Harbor Vet Assn, Post 344, U.S. Merchant Marines, etc.

Description of Memorial:
Fairmount Cemetery has many memorials to honor the service of our Armed Forces on their grounds. I attended a free guided tour event in the summer of 2008 where I took these pictures. I have also posted other Veteran Memorials that I photographed that day (ex., Francis Lowry, WWI; Nisei Memorial, Spanish-American War Memorial).

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