ⓘ Weld County Veterans Memorial


ⓘ Weld County Veterans Memorial

The Weld County Veterans Memorial is located in Greeley, Colorado near Bittersweet Park at the corner of 16th St. and 35th Ave. It is "dedicated to the men and women of Weld County who have served our country in times of peace and war, and especially to those who gave their lives".

Dedicated on veterans Day in 1997, the 10th memorial anniversary was celebrated veterans Day 2007. Annual memorial Day, veterans Day, Armed forces Day celebrations at the memorial.

In the center of the memorial is a statue of private Joe P. Martinez of Ault, Colorado, the first weld County resident was awarded the medal of Honor. A bronze plaque below the statue reads:

In grateful memory of private Joe P. Martinez, A. S. No. 37332507 who died in service to their country in North America, may 26, 1943, he is an unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings. Freedom lives and through it he lives - in a way that humbles the understanding of most men, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America

The memorial includes granite slabs in memory of many of the theatres of war in American military history, along with short stories. Also displays the names of the men and women from weld County who served in each of these conflicts.