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Lamar in Prowers County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Iraqi Freedom Memorial

 
 
Iraqi Freedom Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 16, 2022
1. Iraqi Freedom Memorial
Inscription.  
In honor to all soldiers alive and fallen
for your devotion and sacrifices with Iraqi Freedom
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We Americans thank you
God bless our heroes
God bless America

Frank Alonzo • Robert L. Pummill Sr. • Sgt. Andrew Alonzo USMC
U.S. Army • All Americans and citizens of Lamar • 244th Eng
Year 2003

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, 2nd Iraq.
 
Location. 38° 6.928′ N, 102° 37.128′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Colorado, in Prowers County. Memorial can be reached from State Highway 287 just north of Scenic U.S. 50/287, on the left when traveling north. Memorial bench is located at the Big Timbers Museum Interpretive Park, on the south side of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7515 US-50 Scenic Highway, Lamar CO 81052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1880 (here, next to this marker); Explore Big Timbers Region (a few steps from this marker); Big Timbers Museum Collection
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Santa Fe Trail (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway (a few steps from this marker); Big Timbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lamar Railroad Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lamar.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iraqi Freedom, Operation (2003 War Against Iraq).
After failed efforts to persuade the United Nations Security Council to endorse the use of force to disarm Iraq and oust the regime of Saddam Hussein, the United States, United Kingdom, and a coalition of countries resolved to achieve those aims through military action. Although regime change—the forced elimination of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his sons from power—was initially only a stated goal of the United States, it became a de facto goal of all coalition forces.
(Submitted on January 11, 2023, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Iraqi Freedom Operation.
In March 2003, the Bush Administration declared the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which
Iraqi Freedom Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 16, 2022
2. Iraqi Freedom Memorial Bench
(looking east • Colorado Highway 287 in background)
was an intensive US-led military operation whose main goal was to topple the Saddam Regime and subsequently bring positive economic and political change in Iraq. The invasion was the culmination of decades of bad relations between the US government and Saddam’s Ba’ath regime. In the post 9/11 era, the US had a strong global “War on Terror” policy. The Bush Administration decided to target Iraq since Saddam was believed to hold a cache of Weapons of Mass Destruction that could be used against the US and its allies.
(Submitted on January 11, 2023, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2023, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2023, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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