Colorado Freedom Memorial to Receive Replacement Glass Panel
Thursday, November 9, the Colorado Freedom Memorial will receive a new glass panel to replace the one destroyed by vandals in July. The new panel bears the names of an additional 188 of Colorado’s fallen veterans, and will be escorted by the Federal Protection Agency from the headquarters of JR Butler (glass contractor of the CFM) to the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, where it will be on display from 8 – 10 a.m. prior to continuing its journey to the Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora.
Events Thursday, November 9
On November 9, the public will be invited to celebrate and honor the arrival of the new panel starting at 6 a.m. at the Broomfield Veteran’s Memorial Museum.
- 8 a.m.: Arrival of glass panel via Federal Protection Agency escort
- 9 a.m.: Ceremony and presentation by Broomfield Mayor Randy Ahern
- 10 a.m.: Departure of the panel as it makes its way home to the CFM
Refreshments will be provided.
The day’s events at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum will provide the only opportunity to see the new panel, and the 188 names of Colorado fallen it adds to the Memorial, until Veterans Day.
Open House on Veterans Day
The Colorado Freedom Memorial Open House will be held on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11 from 12 – 2 p.m., when visitors will be able to see the new panel in place. The names of 188 Colorado veterans killed in action displayed on this new panel were not found on any military records prior to the CFM’s dedication in 2013. Many of those fallen never returned home for a variety of reasons and the Memorial provides the only place they are physically remembered in the state they left.
The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is at 12 Garden Center in Broomfield. The Colorado Freedom Memorial is at Springhill Community Park at 756 Telluride St. in Aurora.