Boy Scout and Eagle Scout candidate, Jackson Holloway lead the effort by seeking out donations of material and organizing a workforce to accomplish the mission.

Scouts from Troop 97, parents, and even passersby spent the day pulling weeds, replacing mulch, and painting the engraved service logos on the wall.

All was done in a professional manner and made the Plaza a shining gem for the arrival of the traveling Vietnam Wall which was on display for five days over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Over 20,000 visitors viewed the Wall and attended the services.

Jackson Holloway was awarded his Eagle ranking in September.

Thank you and congratulations, Jackson!

The Veterans Plaza will be honoring our Vietnam War Veterans

In Accordance with Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, the Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado with the City of Fort Collins will be honoring our Vietnam War Veterans during its annual Memorial Day Weekend celebration in 2017.

Inclusive dates are May 24 – 29, with the official ceremony held on Sunday, May 28.

The event celebrates the service, and accomplishments of our Vietnam War era veterans, both living and deceased, and honors their sacrifices given for our country, its citizens, and each other.
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Entertainment for Dinner Dance Booked!

Big Band / Big Talent!

Sheri Winkelmann, a Marilyn Monroe tribute performer, and Just for Kicks Big Band have been contracted for our dinner/dance May 28th.  See details and registration information under the “Events” tab. Read More


Memorial Day 2016 Korean War Veterans Honored

We are in the planning process for our Memorial Day Weekend ceremony.  This year we will be honoring our Korean War Veterans.  Read More


Korean War Vets to Receive Korean War Peace Medal

The Veterans Plaza is working with Mr. James McGibney, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, in awarding the Ambassador of Peace Medal and Certificate to all of the Korean War Veterans we can identify and who attend our Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony, May 29, 2016.
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Veterans Day Event – November 7, 2015

Saturday, November 7th, 10:00 AM

The CSU Air Force ROTC and Veterans Plaza Committee would like to invite you to a solemn ceremony honoring our veterans.  Guest speakers, displays, and a soil ceremony will be held at the Plaza beginning at 9:55 AM.Read More


Forth of July Parade, 2015, Fort Collins

The Veterans Plaza will once again enter the annual 4th of July parade in Fort Collins.  Last year we won first place with our entry of marching re-enactors, vintage vehicles, and, of course, veterans!Read More

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Flyer

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 – Victory Day Dance and Ceremony

Memorial Day weekend in 2015 we will be honoring the “Greatest Generation.” Tickets for the Big Band Swing Dance on May 23rd are here Dance TicketsRead More


Field of Flags

To honor our fallen American warriors..

1 flag for every fallen hero since 9/11 will be planted at the Plaza on Thursday, May 22, 2014, and will remain through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014. Also on display will be the traveling memorial, Remembering Our Fallen , which honors our own Colorado heroes.

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Help Us Grow the Victory Garden

The Veterans Plaza Victory Garden is a living testimony to all those who have served in our military throughout the history of the United States. The soil that nourished the flowers in the garden contains more than 110 soil samples collected from cemeteries, battlefields, military bases, and embassies where American troops have served around the world. The soils are sterilized at the Colorado State University Soils Lab, to avoid non-native species invasion, and at each official Veterans Plaza event on Memorial or Veterans Day, the samples are mixed into the Victory Garden soil.
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