Weld County Veterans Memorial facts for kids
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".
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
Private Joe P. Martinez, A.S. No. 37332507,
WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
in the North American Area, May 26, 1943
HE STANDS IN THE 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 UNDERSTANDINGS OF MOST MEN
Franklin D. Roosevelt
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The memorial includes granite slabs commemorating many of the theaters of war in US military history, along with brief narratives. Also displayed are the names of the men and women from Weld County who served in each of these conflicts.
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