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Event to remember those lost in Global War on Terror


Last updated 8/10/2022 at 10:09am | View PDF

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The public is invited to a Ceremony on Aug. 24 at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, put on by Task Force Tribute, to honor and remember all those lost as part of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). The Ceremony will begin about 1 p.m. at the Flag Pole.

Task Force Tribute is on a cross-country journey, and Colorado Springs is one of the stops. Pikes Peak National Cemetery is located at 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80925.

Task Force Tribute is also in the process of developing a Virtual Memorial and would like to invite any veterans who would like to record a message or memory, to do so at the ceremony. They will have a mobile studio as part of their caravan.

About Task Force Tribute:

"Task Force Tribute is a veteran inspired journey of remembrance, honoring the 7074 military members lost during combat operations since 9/11. One mile will be traveled for each service member lost.

As the joint service team embarks upon a journey that will cross America, it will collect and memorialize the priceless stories so many of our military members, veterans, and fellow Americans hold dear - those of loss, success and the many struggles and triumphs that will remind us that Americans have far more in common than we have differences.

While others will lead the noble effort of building a physical monument for the Global War on Terror (GWOT), our ambition is to construct a living memorial, instead of bricks and steel, our monument will be built with the stories and perspectives from veterans and their families that will evolve and grow as people contribute and memorialize their experiences.

On Aug. 21, this joint service team will embark with a send-off by the Michigan National Guard in Lansing, Michigan, and will cross the United States making planned and unplanned stops. We will rest and complete our journey September 11th in Washington DC."

Boot Barn Hall event

There will be a celebration the evening of Aug. 24 at Boot Barn Hall, with a concert featuring local band Martini Shot, and the mobile studio will be set up out front. They would love for veterans, Gold Stars, and other family members to come in a record a story or memory to become a part of the virtual memorial. Event is from 6-10 p.m. at 13071 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.


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