Various - Thornton Veterans Memorial - Thornton, CO, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 56.554 W 104° 55.671
13S E 506163 N 4421385
Quick Description: The Thornton Veteran Memorial is an extensive piece that honors all veterans as well as specific veterans from Thornton who lost their lives in service of our country. The memorial is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2021 3:38:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM1517E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 5

Long Description:
The four tablets on the memorial read: LEST WE FORGET
Grant rest, O Lord, to those no longer with us; Who died protecting us and this their land.
Bring healing, Lord, to those who, through their service, Bear conflict’s scars on body or in mind.
With those who mourn support and comfort share.
Give strength to those who for hurt loved-ones care.
(3rd Stanza Remembrance by) Charles Henrywood
full poem here.
It is the Soldier, not the minister, Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Charles M. Province
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

?Laurence Binyon (poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914)
===== I tried to give a thorough explanation of this memorial as it is both a non-specific and a specific veterans memorial. There are two separate memorials, one non and one specific, but they are presented unified, so I included both in my description and photos.
5310 E. 136th Ave. Thornton, CO 80602 USA

Website: Not listed

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