Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial needs funding; organizers say monument to honor those who gave all

Group: Memorial will cost about $250,000 to build

DENVER - On this Memorial Day, a group in Colorado is making a serious push to get the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial built near the state capitol.

The new memorial has widespread support, but still lacks the funding necessary to get it done. 

"They should not be forgotten," said Tim Drago, a Vietnam veteran and advocate for the new Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial.

In the 1980's and 90's, Drago was instrumental in getting the Colorado Veterans Monument built.

"Not a day goes by that I don't, in some way, think about what I can do, how I can do it and what I can get done," he said.

The Fallen Heroes Memorial would be just 50 feet west of the current Veterans Monument.

Conceptuals online show the memorial, which is a wall-like monument honoring all those who gave their lives in military conflicts from WWI to the War on Terrorism.

While the site has already been dedicated, the hard part is just beginning. Drago said it will cost about $250,000 to build.

"This is about remembrance," he said. "Unwillingness to allow sacrifice to be forgotten."

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