"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing
But time does dim the memory of the men and women who gave their lives defending freedom.
That's why the Colorado Freedom Memorial is so important. It insures future generations
will know the price paid for their freedom and it gives families and comrades of the fallen
the knowledge we have not forgotten!
The Colorado Freedom Memorial is located in Aurora, Colorado, near Buckley Air Force Base.
On its glass panels are the names of nearly 6000 killed in action since we became a state. These
heroes left the mountains of home to fight in places they'd never heard of, answering their
nation's call to duty. Almost 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 far away places.
For families that never had a cemetery to visit, the Colorado Freedom Memorial becomes a place
of grief and of healing.
In the one year 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.
Soon the Memorial will be joined by a computer kiosk where
visitors can browse the full database of Honorees! You'll be able to locate Names on the wall
and read about the history of the project and the design of the Memorial.
We welcome your visit and remind you if you have any questions feel free to call the
Colorado Freedom Memorial office at 303-248-3990. If you'd like to make a donation to the
Memorial you can do so on this website at the Donate Now box on the main page or by calling
the Memorial Office. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the
Colorado Freedom Memorial soon!
The Colorado Freedom Memorial was dedicated on May 26, 2013!
Springhill Community Park
756 Telluride St.
Aurora, Colorado, 80011
Saturday, May 28th, 11a-4p
Join us as at 11a as we pay tribute to the fallen heroes of Colorado with a beautiful
Memorial Day weekend ceremony that includes a musical tribute from the world famous
Sound of the Rockies Men's Chorus, a military fly-over, one of the first public tollings
of the stunning Colorado Honor Bell, distinguished speakers and more.
Light Their Way Home
It was a spectacular display as the luminarias filled the CFM grounds from the Memorial
all the way to the south side of the park!!
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Is this all of them? Is the Colorado Freedom Memorial 100% accurate? Sadly, the answer is no.
It's the most accurate accounting of Colorado veterans killed in action that we know of, but we're
certain there are more names to discover.