Donate to the remodel project of the Memorial-goal $3.5 Mil
Leadership Jefferson County approached the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Association in the fall of 2014 about making their class project the Memorial. After discussion and votes, it was decided that they would spearhead a project to be completed by Memorial Day 2015 including the following items:
- Add a War Dog Boulder on the Circle of Honor
- Add a Chaplain Boulder on the Circle of Honor
- Professionally landscape the Walk of Valor
- Add benches to the circle of Honor
- Help improve the ceremony with a flyover and a professional singer; and invite city and county officials to participate
They completed this short-term project with grateful, appreciative, glowing reviews from all. The Memorial Day Ceremony 2015 was spectacular!
MANY THANKS TO LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON COUNTY CLASS OF 2015
The class also proposed a long-term project to renovate the entire site to make it a showplace for the city and county as well as the state and country. Their idea was approved by the Memorial Association’s Board and all members present according to the Articles of Incorporation.
Leaders of the class introduced us to a Landscape Architect bar none! Ian Anderson with Matrix Design has led the Board of Directors through the design process and through the process of getting municipalities approval and support. This included input from the Memorial Association members/member organizations, active duty Marine Units, and veterans. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County, and the City of Golden have all expressed great pleasure and individual support of the project. Letters of approval will be posted here in the coming month or so.
A professional estimate of $3.5 Mil was rendered in 2017 to complete the project. Raising funds is going to take some time our estimated cost is $5 Mil which will include a small scholarship for students interested in preserving the memorial and teaching others about Marines. The project should qualify for grants as well and Mr. Anderson will assist in identifying and obtaining those grants. We have obtained approval from the city, county, and state for the project and are in the process of finalizing our marketing and fundraising plans. Much of the basic ground work has been completed. Our goal to complete fundraising to the point of beginning construction is 3-5 years with completion prior to the 50th Anniversary in August 2027!
Watch this page for updates on the project…