Colorado – Golden – A 2012 ToH site. United States Marine Corps Memorial. 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. Individual markers honor the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Marine Divisions. Another is dedicated to the U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsmen who served with the Fleet Marine Force with courage, compassion, and distinction. Another reads, “To the Amphibious Forces who, standing in harms way, transported Marines to their areas of operation throughout the world. Thank you for your unwavering loyalty and service.”
In Golden (west Denver area), in a park surrounded by W Colfax Ave (US-40) on the south, 6th Ave (US-6) on the north, and W 6th Ave Service Rd on the west.
Colorado – Granada – Amache – Dedicated to the 31 patriotic Japanese Americans who volunteered from Amache and dutifully gave their lives in World War II, to the approximately 7000 persons who were relocated at Amache, and to the 120 who died there during this period of relocation August 27, 1942 to October 15, 1945. Also honors Medal of Honor recipient Kiyoshi Muranaga, a private in the 442nd who was killed in action near Suvereto, Italy, in 1944.
Southeast of Granada at the old Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center. From Granada, 1 mile west on US-50 / US-385, then 1.4 miles south on CR-23 5/10 (gravel), then west ½ mile to cemetery.
Colorado – Highlands Ranch – Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument. Specifically honors those from the community who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country in the Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; SSG Christopher Falkel, Sgt Jon Stiles, and Cpl Max Donahue.
In Highlands Ranch, on east side of Ridgeline Blvd one block (0.1 miles) south of W Highlands Ranch Pkwy, at south end of Highlands Ranch Library’s parking lot.
Colorado – Homelake – War for the Union and Spanish-American War Memorial, located in the Colorado State Veterans Center’s cemetery, a shady and peaceful place established in 1891 and laid out in concentric circles rather than in straight lines. Many of the photogenic old buildings at the Veteran Center are built of rhyolite stone and one of them houses the small Colorado State Veterans Center museum which contains military items from veterans in the Monte Vista area. Across from the picnic shelter, is another old memorial honoring Spanish American veterans who served in the Philippine Islands, Cuba, and “Porto-Rico”. An Air Force A-7 fighter and an Army tank are on display nearby.
3 miles east of Monte Vista’s main intersection (Broadway and 1st Ave) via US-160 (Park Ave and Grande Ave), then straight east on Sherman Ave. Or if arriving from the east, turn north off US-160 onto S County Road 3E (Soldiers Home Rd) and travel one mile to the Center.