Colorado Freedom Memorial today

Colorado Freedom Memorial

Colorado Freedom Memorial

Happy Veterans Day!
Our way of expressing gratitude today was to visit the  Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora. The memorial is made up of glass panels that have the names of nearly 6000 Colorado men and women killed in action dating back to the Spanish American War. It was a beautiful day to visit and we were able talk, linger, and learn. There was one name that we were hoping to find listed.  D’s Uncle
.  There is a computer kiosk at the memorial site that has information about the memorial itself as well as listing of all names and where they are located on the panels.  With some patience, we were able to locate his name exactly where his name was on the memorial. D, of course,was thrilled and quite moved.  As we made our way back to the car I heardmany comments about how really nice the memoral is and that it is a wonderful tribute.

For lunch we went to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. They were busy (free entree for Vets today) but we had called ahead and were able to get seated quickly for a terrific lunch. The brusselsprouts were enjoyed by everyone…well, almost everyone!

After lunch we went to Cherry Creek State Park for a 45 minute walk in the Wetland Preserve along Pipeline and Wetlands Loop Trails.  Part of the trail parallels Cherry Creek, which had a surprising amount of water in it ! The area is a really nice wooded area and the light and temperatures this afternoon were practically perfect. As usual, we spread out along the path, talking individually, and two by two. It was a peaceful and relaxing way to way to end another great day together.