Colorado Freedom Memorial
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.
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