Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, Fruita

Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial

Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial
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Eldereaglewatcher
Chippewa Falls, WI1,089 contributions
Worth your time
Jun 2021
This memorial is in the parking lot of the Colorado Welcome Center in Fruita. It's a well-done tribute to those who fought in Viet Nam and a memorial to those who gave their lives.
Written 28 June 2021
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RevnRef
Grand Junction, CO170 contributions
Walk around while at rest area
Aug 2019
Got to walk around and check things out while at the rest area. It seemed to be in good taste. A nice break from the traffic scene while traveling.
Written 23 April 2020
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tiptonjj
11 contributions
Humbling
Aug 2019
This is a beautiful memorial to the people who fought and died over seas. If you are easily startled, be aware of the motion sensor that triggers the sound effects and the narration. It is really a humbling few minutes, and an awesome tribute to those who served during that time.
Written 11 October 2019
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PAUL L
Winnipeg, Canada334 contributions
Very nice Memorial
Sep 2019
An authentic helicopter looms above the engraved names of those from this region who lost their lives, contrasted by a statue of a soldier who made it home. Very moving.
Written 10 October 2019
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leo j
Littleton, CO242 contributions
It truly feels like a Memorial
Oct 2019
As you walk under the elevated Huey Helicopter at the memorial the sound of the memorial starts with the familiar sounds of the Huey. The memorial contains all of the names of the Western Slope Military that participated. I found a friends name and called him when I got home.
Written 6 October 2019
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C D
Cleveland, OH135 contributions
Great Find!!!!
May 2019 • Couples
This memorial was a great find! VERY moving! Wonderful memorial! Stay long enough to hear the recorded music and explanation of the memorial.
Written 2 June 2019
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James H
Carbondale, CO61 contributions
Humbling
Mar 2019 • Friends
A humbling tribute to those that fought for freedom for others and lost their lives during the Vietnam war. A time for reflection on the freedoms we have THANKS to others.
Written 12 March 2019
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JamaisVu
Colorado401 contributions
Surprisingly nice ~ & moving
Jan 2019 • Couples
The Huey helicopter draws your attention first, but then the memorial itself ~ the flags, the names of West Slope vets who served in 'Nam & those who died serving ~ takes your attention & your emotions. It's a very different experience by nite & by day. This was tastefully & respectfully done & worth visiting any time. There's a grassy area / mini-park nearby, & the CO Visitor Center is on the same parking lot.

Easy to reach just off I-40 at Exit 19 in Fruita, & there are plenty of places to eat &/or stay at the same exit.
Written 22 January 2019
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM619 contributions
Worth hitting if you're staying nearby
Nov 2018 • Friends
This monument is small, but easily reached from most of the area's hotels. It's well worth a stop if you have any interest in the area. The Huey is nicely preserved.
Written 20 November 2018
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Kenneth Z
Aurora, CO350 contributions
Nice monument for those who served.
Oct 2018 • Solo
This was right behind the hotel I stayed at but I probably would have visited it anyways after seeing on google earth. Very cool with the welcoming the return family statuary and the Static Huey in flight.
Written 8 October 2018
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