Greetings from the CFM,
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the details for our Colorado Remembers ceremony at the Colorado Freedom Memorial on Saturday, May 27th, at 11 am.
In my opinion, this is the most incredible event we’ve ever planned for the Memorial, and the men and women it honors, as we symbolically return the 2275 who lay in American cemeteries overseas by permanently interring soil from cemeteries in the nations where they lay.
With the incredible support of the American Battle Monuments Commission and with authority of the USDA we have collected soil from grave sites of Colorado veterans killed in action and buried in England, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Tunisia and the Philippines.
Representatives of those eight nations will present the soil at our ceremony with the assistance of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Drill Team from Washington, D.C. Musical support will be provided by The Governor’s Own 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard and the Sound of the Rockies Men’s Chorus.
Additionally, a permanent flag will be raised at the Colorado Freedom Memorial in honor of Colorado’s famed 10th Mountain Division and the over 30 fallen from that unit who gave all during WWII in Italy and are honored at the CFM.
I have included two flyers that tell more about this spectacular day and hope you’ll feel free to share them with your communities. And I sincerely look forward to seeing you May 27th as we honor Colorado’s fallen military heroes with a spectacular ceremony, followed by a free concert at 2 pm featuring the Denver Brass and Colorado Celtic Pipes and Drums. Should you have any questions please feel free to send a reply, or call the Colorado Freedom Memorial office at 303-248-3990.
With deep appreciation,