U.S.M.C. Memorial - Golden, CO
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N 39° 43.479 W 105° 11.497
13S E 483578 N 4397214
Quick Description: United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) memorial located in Golden, Colorado, USA
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2011 8:22:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMBJ63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
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Long Description:
This large memorial honors the overall service of the U.S.M.C. as well as specific units, special corps (such as medical corpsmen and women in the U.S.M.C.) and various wars. There is a time capsule to be opened in 2076. There is ample parking. The memorial is available from dawn to dusk. (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Southwest Asia, Iraq (Enduring Freedom)


Marker Text:
There are many markers. The text below is in no particular order: Fifth Marine Division WW II Iwo Jima 1945, Japan Occupation 1945, Vietnam 1969 -1971 Semper Fidelis This marker is in memory of the Fifth Division Marines Who raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi Iwo Jima Feb 23, 1945 6th Marine Division Semper Fidelis The Stiking Sixth OKINAWA 1 April - 21 June, 1945 4th Marine Regiment 22nd Marine Regiment 29th Marine Regiment 15th Artillery Regiment The Shurline-Sugarloaf-Oroku Peninsula Fourth Marine Division Assoc WWII Uncommon valor was a common virtue Semper Fidelis Rocky Mountain Chapter 32 2003 3rd Marine Division Semper Fidelis Fighting Third Organized September 16, 1942 Bougainville - Guam - Iwo Jima Vietnam Iraq - Enduring Freedom 1st Marine Division Association Semper Fidelis Dedicated to those men of the First Marine Division, FMF who gave their lives in service of their Country World War II Korea Vietnam Southwest Asia Second Marine Division Association Colorado Chapter Silent Second Second to None Semper Fidelis Freedom is not free: You have to fight for it. This memorial is dedicated to all our men who died fighting for it. Follow Me 2004 In Memory of Women Marines Donated by Colorado Columbine Chapter Woman Marine Association 1991 Dedicated with everlasting gratitude by All U. S. Marines to the U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsmen who served with the Fleet Marine Force with courage, compassion and distinction. Dedicated 4 July 1982 To The Amphibious Forces Who, standing in harms way, transported Marines to their areas of operation throughout the world. Thanks You for your unwavering loyalty and service Dedicated 29 May 1995 On August 24, 1977 General Louis H. Wilson Commandant of the Marine Corps Dedicated this site as a Marine Corps Memorial in memory of all marines who have served their country. On December 22, 1976, a time capsule was emplaced below this spot to opened during the tri-centennial year 2076.

Date of dedication: August 24, 1977

Who Put it Here?: Various U.S. Marine Corps groups

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is one a triangular expanse of land at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 40. It is a growing memorial with many plaques to honor the service of our Marines. There are two bulletin board that ask for donations, provide a brief history of the Corps and report upcoming events. There are no trees, so wear sunscreen.

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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