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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12950 East Montview Boulevard, Aurora CO 80045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 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); Boeing RB-52B Stratofortress (approx. 3.6 miles away); Buckley Colorado Volunteers (approx. 4.1 miles away); Where's the Water? (approx. 5.3 miles away); Early Years of Statehood (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
More about this marker. The Works Progress Administration (WPA), part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, built this memorial.
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 was last revised on August 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.