Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Centennial Camp 100 Denver Colorado
The dedication of the G.A.R Monument and Veterans Memorial Walkway is May 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
All are cordially invited
Click here for information on the Centennial Camp Charitable Fund.
G.A.R Monument and Veterans Memorial Walkway;at Denver's Riverside Cemetery
In the 1880s the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) posts in Denver purchased section 27 at Riverside Cemetery to bury their Comrades and other Union veterans of the Civil War. This was a very common practice through the country as Civil War veterans began passing away in increasing numbers. Unlike other G.A.R. burial plots, the Denver G.A.R. did not provide a monument to their service. They erected a flagpole considering the flag they fought to defend was monument enough.
Now, 150 years after the war they fought to preserve the Union, when most Americans know little of the G.A.R., Centennial Camp 100 is building a monument to recognize that service. The project will consist of a monument dedicating section 27 to the G.A.R., a raised plaza around the flagpole, and a memorial walkway from the roadway to the flagpole.
The public is invited to participate by purchasing memorial bricks for the walkway commemorating a veteranís service. The veteran does not have to be a Civil War veteran, or be buried at Riverside Cemetery, or even be dead. The only requirement is to be a U.S. Veteran from any period. To order one or more bricks, please click on the link below to download an order form. Mail the form and your check to the address listed.
Contributions are tax deductible as indicated by this IRS letter.
Click here to access a PDF form you may fill out online, print and mail with your contribution.
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