Remembering The Fallen Heroes

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

Each person at Memorial Park has a story… a story of survival, a story of heroism. “I made the invasion in Normandy. I was the first wave," WWII Veteran Bernard Greenstein recalled.

You can see the details of their lives, carved into their faces. All the veterans, like Dean Yowell, remember. "For (as he chokes back a tear) respect of my fellow shipmates, for all the people in service."

They remember the lives lost and the battles they fought. “I get a lump in my throat just thinking about it,” Greenstein said.

Hundreds gathered at the park on Monday to remember those who never came home from this war and past ones. Floral wreaths are laid at each memorial to honor those who gave the greatest sacrifice. Major General Robert Mixon, Commander of Fort Carson, said, “No one of our heroes will ever sacrifice in vain.”

“We have a great respect for those who serve and those who didn’t come back,” said Bob Roper, a Korean War vet.

The flag waves at half-staff, a final salute to those who died heroes.

More than one million Americans have died fighting for our country's freedom since the Revolutionary War.


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