Veteran Memorial

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This is a Veterans Memorial located on the North side of Rifle, CO. The memorial consists of two 105 MM howitzers, Flag staffs, medallions of the branches of service cast into the base of the flagstaff, benches and plaque. The memorial is available 24 hours a day, though it does not appear to be lit at night. Ample free parking is nearby.

The plaque reads:

FOR OUR AMERICAN VETERANS
A Dedication To
THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE PAST

A Pledge Of Support To
THOSE WHO WILL SERVE IN THE FUTURE

KELLY – HANSEN
AMERICAN LEGION

In Honor Of: Those who have served and those who will serve

Marker Text: 
FOR OUR AMERICAN VETERANS
A Dedication To
THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE PAST

A Pledge Of Support To
THOSE WHO WILL SERVE IN THE FUTURE

KELLY – HANSEN
AMERICAN LEGION

Who Put it Here?: Kelly-Hansen Post No. 78

There are 5 stones in the Memorial to date. Each stone is 8ft wide by 5ft high and weigh about 3 ton each. There are approximately 450 names on each stone (front and back). Stars, next to some names, represent a WWII Veteran or a Western Garfield County resident. They will be adding at least 18 more names this year (2013).There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. There are over 3,000 names on the Memorial. There is beautiful statue that watches over the Memorial from the top of the hill. Definitely a great place to stop in and see.

Veterans Memorial Statue