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National Medal of Honor Memorial Sites

In 1993 the United States Congress proclaimed Pueblo, Colorado to be "America's Home Of Heroes", due the city's distinction of being the only city in America (at that time) with as many as FOUR living recipients of the Medal of Honor.  Over the following seven years the southern Colorado city of 100,000 hosted a series of events to honor and recognize its own Medal of Honor heroes in particular, and all of these great Americans in general.  Coupled with this were additional activities including a 6-month series of stories to honor "ordinary veterans", men and women who had not received the Medal of Honor but had served their Nation in uniform.

In honor of a local celebration of National Medal of Honor Day in 1998, a unique Medal of Honor display was unveiled inside Pueblo's newly constructed convention center.

Designed by webmaster Doug Sterner, the audio-visual memorial highlights the heroism of our city's four Medal of Honor heroes, complete with uniforms displaying all of their ribbons and awards.  Display Only Medals of Honor were obtained to hang around the neck of each man's uniform in the display and you can also see an actual Air Force Medal of Honor inside the glass case as well.  This is one of the very few locations in the world where the general public can view actual Medals of Honor depicting all three designs.

Heroes' Plaza

On September 21, 2001 a unique memorial was dedicated outside the entrance to the same convention center inside which visitors could view the previously dedicated Medal of Honor exhibit.   Renamed "Heroes' Plaza", the memorial had been declared a NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORIAL by the US Congress, months before the unveiling.  Four 8-foot bronze statues to Pueblo's local heroes dominate the plaza and encircle a pool of water.  A unique marble podium provides staging for special events.  Behind the statues fly the National colors, the flags of each branch of military service, and the POW-MIA flag.  The memorial is completed by four large, black marble panels into which is etched the names of all 3,440 Medal of Honor recipients.

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Click on the thumbnail at left for a larger image of this collage depicting Heroes' Plaza and the sculptures of the four heroes remembered there.


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