"Ole Glory Coast to Coast" Colorado Freedom Memorial

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

The Colorado Freedom Memorial is the FIRST memorial in America dedicated to ALL wars, ALL branches of service, and contains the names of all those who died or were missing in action.   The names are grouped by war, but not alphabetically.     It is located in Aurora CO near Buckley Air Force Base.   The glass panels are angled so they can reflect Colorado's mountains and blue skies.

You can't see them, but the names are etched into the glass.   

The memorial is constructed of glass with a granite base that is 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall.    When writing this, there are approximately 6,000 names on the Memorial.

First, we honored Colorado’s fallen heroes, the sons, and daughters of the Rockies who answered their nation's call to defend freedom, paying with their lives. Now, to complete the Colorado Freedom Memorial Circle of Honor we have placed this beautiful tribute on our grounds to salute the families they left behind.

 

Working closely with the Woody Williams Foundation, creators of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, The Colorado Freedom Memorial is honored to be the first location for the GSFMM in our state.  Alongside the CFM, with names of our fallen heroes and Home’s Embrace, containing soil from gravesites of those that lie overseas, The Colorado Gold Star Families Memorial lets us show our deep gratitude with tributes to those fallen, the places they lie in peace, and the families that still bear the pain of sacrifice.

 

 

These heroes left the mountains of home to fight in places they’d never heard of, answering their nation’s call to duty. Over half of the men and women honored on the Memorial never returned home, their remains lost at sea, never recovered behind enemy lines, or buried in faraway places. For families that never had a cemetery to visit, the Colorado Freedom Memorial becomes a place of grief and of healing.

In the 5 years since this monument was dedicated, thousands have come to visit, to shed tears, to reminisce, to pay tribute, to just sit and remember. Ceremonies have been held here, motorcycle rides have stopped here, Memorial services have been held here and respect has been paid here. The Colorado Freedom Memorial touches each visitor in a special way.

 

They even save a special parking space for the Wounded Warriors.

 

There is a Colorado and an American flag and a flag for every branch of service.

And before I left, the wind picked up, and got a good photo of Ole Glory.

 

Take some time to visit this memorial.   

756 Telluride St., Aurora CO  80011

 

Thanks Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho for hosting this challenge for June.

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Joan Cox
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Comments (19)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joan. What a great memorial and tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for the rest of us to be free! Excellent entry! Enjoy your day.

Jun 10, 2022 05:34 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is quite the memorial and I hope that someone is immediately towed if they try to park in that spot that isn't for them, haha.

Jun 10, 2022 05:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and a very special weekend.

Jun 10, 2022 06:05 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It looks like a special place and done very well.  I would like to see them all, but the Colorado Freedom Memorial would be particularly appealing.  The design is really unique and so it its message to honor every fallen soldier in every war.

Jun 10, 2022 06:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne, it is a great memorial with lots of emotion.

Jun 10, 2022 06:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, it was nice to enjoy what City of Aurora has done for our military men and women.

Jun 10, 2022 06:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Roy.

Jun 10, 2022 06:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ray Henson I had heard of others that have visited this memorial, but I had not been there.  Was very emotional.

Jun 10, 2022 06:32 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joan,

I love your post and sharing with us the Colorado Freedom Memorial . I love your photos. The tribute to to those who paid the ultimate price for the rest of us to be free is inspiring. Wonderful entry. I'm loving all the posts from all over the country for this challenge.

Jun 10, 2022 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Dorie, it was an emotional trip to this memorial too.

Jun 10, 2022 06:53 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joan - the flag flies freely there to honor those who gave all to keep it flying in honor.

Jun 10, 2022 10:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, it is a great place to honor those fallen or missing in action.

Jun 10, 2022 10:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan, 

What an excellent post to honor our fallen.  That memorial is beautiful.  I love the originality. 

Jun 10, 2022 08:38 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

This is a timely entry to this months challenge to recognize those who gave themselves for our freedom.

Jun 11, 2022 04:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, it is a very special place.

Jun 11, 2022 05:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buzz, it is a special place, and encourage people to visit this memorial if in the area.

Jun 11, 2022 05:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joan:

That is an amazing memorial and some wonderful photos. I felt like I was there! Thank you!

Jeff

Jun 12, 2022 02:22 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff Dowler, CRS it was nice to see this memorial and read all that they shared.

Jun 12, 2022 02:31 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

A very impressive Memorial Joan Cox .  Thank you for sharing.  Mark

Jun 28, 2022 07:58 AM