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Veterans Honor Court

A memorial to the deceased.  A tribute to those still serving.

Honoring the dedication of living military members and memorialization of deceased veterans is an American tradition of recognizing the men and women who serve to preserve our country’s freedom.  
 
The Veterans Honor Court at the Shrine of Remembrance is a uniquely distinctive place of tribute to military veterans and their spouses who shared in the burden of their loyal service.  The majestic 25-foot Memorial Wall at the Shrine of Remembrance features beautiful war theater memorials to honor those who serve and have served our country in military uniform.
 
The memorial walls of the Veterans Honor Court contain individual bronze plaques naming the veterans, and often their spouse, so they will be forever honored.  The individually cast perpetual bronze plaques include the veteran’s name and a raised emblem of the branch of the Armed Forces in which the veteran served.  Often the plaques are obtained prior to a veteran’s death and are mounted on the wall as a living tribute to the veteran and their service to our nation.
 
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Veterans Honor Court War Theater and Honorary Trustees wall located at the Shrine of Remembrance Garden of Angels Mausoleums
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The Space Shuttle Memorial honors all astronauts who have perished in space missions. Dedicated by Apollo 15 Astronaut James B. Irwin on May 25, 1987
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated by General John L. Piotrowski (USAF) on May 29, 1989
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POW-MIA Memorial Dedicated by Governor Roy Romer and General Donald J. Kutyna (USAF) on May 28, 1990
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Persian Gulf War / Desert Storm Veterans Memorial Dedicated by Lieutenant General Calvin A. H. Waller (USA) and Senator Hank Brown on May 25, 1992
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Read the dedication letter from then President George Bush.
Read the Resolution regarding the Persian Gulf War / Desert Storm Memorial.
50th Anniversary of World War II Memorial, 1944–1994. Upon learning of the World War II memorial, the Department of Defense requested a second casting for display in the Washington, D.C. area. That plaque was dedicated on February 17, 1995, and was displayed at the Visitors Center of Arlington National Cemetery for one year. It then was permanently placed in the Trophy Room near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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The World War II Memorial plaque at Arlington National Cemetery’s Visitors Center. From left: Ret. Colonel Jim Rix, then Director of Military and Veterans Affairs for the Shrine of Remembrance and Costas Rombocos, CEO of Shrine of Remembrance.
WWII memorial plaque designating Shrine of Remembrance as an official commemoration facility.
Read the program from the dedication ceremony.
Read the World War II Memorial Interpretation.
Read the Commendation letter and Resolution regarding the 50th Anniversary of World War II Memorial
Iwo Jima Memorial Dedicated by Colonel James M. Naylor (USMC) on May 30, 1994
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Black Horse Regiment Memorial 11th Armored Cavalry Memorial Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia, 716 Lost But Never Forgotten Dedicated by Lieutenant Colonel Harold A. Fritz (USA) on July 9, 1994
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Read the program from the dedication ceremony.
11th Armored Cavalry "The Black Horse Regiment" of the United States Army M60A3 Memorial Tank Dedicated by Brigadier General Leroy Goff, (USA) and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia on Memorial Day 1995 Located at Shrine of Remembrance, East of the Chapel Mausoleum.
Members who have been awarded the Medal of Honor
4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Dedicated by Major General Thomas A. Schwartz on May 29, 1995
Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedicated by Major General John M. Pickler (USA) and Korean War Veterans Association, Dutch Nelson Chapter on May 27, 1996
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50th Anniversary of United States Air Force Memorial, 1947–1997 (Other castings of this memorial are located at Peterson Air Force Base Museum and the United States Air Force Academy) Dedicated by General Howard M. Estes III (USAF) on May 26, 1997
Read the program from the dedication ceremony.
Read the Resolution regarding the 50th Anniversary of United States Air Force Memorial.
Women of the United States Armed Forces Memorial Dedicated by Brigadier General Sally Ann Eaves (USAF) Commander Jill Brown (USN) Mrs. Wilbur (Jean) Zaudtke (USMC Women Reserves) Lieutenant Colonel I. Sherm Connolly (USA, Retired) and Mrs. Kendra Marshall (Military Wife) on May 29, 2000
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PFC Floyd Kenneth Lindstrom Medal of Honor Plaque dedicated May 28, 2012
The “Old Glory Flag Pole” in front of the Honor Wall is a landmark in Colorado Springs. Rising 120 feet above the gardens, taller than any other in the state, the flag pole can be seen from much of the city, both day and night. At the base of the flag pole is a bronze cast of the epic poem “Old Glory” and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Memorial. The “Old Glory Flag Pole” was dedicated in 1987 by Congressional Medal of Honor winner SFC William Crawford. Longtime Colorado Springs residents may recall that in the past, on special holidays, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day, a giant “Holiday American Flag” was raised, replacing the “Garrison” flag normally flown throughout the year. The special holiday flag was 50 by 30 feet, approximately the size of a 5-story building. The raising of the larger “holiday flag” was a community event, often involving well-known organizations and civic leaders.

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Shrine of Remembrance
Chapel Mausoleum
(walk-ins welcome)

(719) 634-1597
1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Shrine of Remembrance
Vista Grande Chapel
(by appointment)

(719) 599-3331
5440 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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