Directly across Lincoln Street from the front of the State Capitol is the Colorado Veterans Monument. Shaped like a smaller, red sandstone version of the Washington Monument, this sculpture was dedicated on November 10, 1990 to all veterans past and present. According to the book Memorials and Art in and Around the Colorado State Capitol, available from our library, the shape of the monument is meant to signify strength and vigilance, with a beacon at the top meant to signify memory and awareness of veterans’ services to Colorado and the United States. You can read more about the monument in a book dedicated to the monument’s construction and dedication, Mission Accomplished: Building Colorado Veterans’ Monument, also available from our library. Happy Memorial Day, and thank you, to all our veterans and servicemen.
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