Aurora in Adams County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
WWI Medical Staﬀ Memorial
and Enlisted Men
United States Army
Who Lost Their Lives
This Tablet is Erected
by their Coworkers of
the Medical Department
Erected by The Works Progress Administration (later - Works Projects Administration).
Location. 39° 44.828′ N, 104° 50.25′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Colorado, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from East Montview Boulevard when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12950 East Montview Boulevard, Aurora CO 80045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Kelly Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharon A. Lane Drive (approx. ¼ mile away); Colorado Freedom Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Buckley (approx. 4.1 miles away); Colorado Volunteers (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Molly Brown House (approx. 7.6 miles away); USS Colorado BB-45 (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aurora.
More about this marker.
Regarding WWI Medical Staff Memorial. This structure is a 10 foot high, beehive-shaped memorial constructed of river rock. The stones are embedded in concrete and the foundation is concrete. A bronze plaque measuring 4'2" x 7' is located on the south side of the monument. The Memorial Tablet represents the period at the hospital immediately following the First World War.
The hospital was created during the war, and the medical department dedicated this memorial to fellow members of the department who lost their lives during the war. The hospital itself was named after Lt. William T. Fitzsimmons the first officer of the medical department of the U.S. Army to be killed in the war. The monument serves as a reminder of an important period in both the hospital's and the country's history.
Categories. • Science & Medicine • War, World I •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.