A Grateful Nation Remembers

Classic figures and graceful images abound here. Not all are mere statues.

In these times, where you choose to preserve your legacy is paramount. Since 1967 we have built our reputation in providing our client families an inspired service and memorialization experience like no other. We celebrate your time every time you visit your loved ones here. Visit our Open House daily throughout the summer months.

“Having closure and peace of mind never felt so good… We have everything you’re looking for and even things you aren’t.” - Costas Rombocos

In Honor of Our Veterans and First Responders

Our exclusive, one-of-a-kind Veterans Honor Court (recognized by two U.S. Presidents) with all its war and peace theater memorials and 40 individual bronze plaques of our upstanding honorary trustees the separate police and sheriff memorials, all offer the dignity that every Veteran longs for.

Please note, for a limited time (through this year, 2020), honorably discharged Veterans and First Responders who choose our funeral home at the time of need or when making before-need pre-arrangements for a funeral or memorial service with cremation have the option of a complimentary (no charge) inurnment space for both husband and wife in our most-impressive Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Columbarium of Victory (value $2246). For Veterans, we will also install a bronze plaque, furnished by the government, on the Gate of Heaven’s 25-foot granite Memorial Wall, at no charge to the family.  No other local funeral home or cemetery, including the national Veterans cemetery, provides you with all-inclusive facilities at your time of need, planning, or for having additional provisions for other members of your family to be together, except the spouse. Our exclusive, most-elegant, 280-person Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center is available for all family functions, including Celebration of Life Services and monthly jazz events (Currently discontinued for the summer months due to COVID-19).

What is a Veteran?

HE’S A MAN who looks the world in the eye…He’s a man who feels an extra heart-tug when the flag goes by … He’s a man who steps a little faster when he hears the beat of a military band … He’s a Veteran. He comes in all assorted sizes and shapes He’s a big man, he’s a small man, he’s a short man… He’s a tall man … He is the “Doughboy” of World War I … the “G.1.” of World War II … He’s a man who’s seen Korea’s skies … and fought the cold and silent battle of uneasy Berlin… He’s a Veteran. He is Sailor … Soldier … Marine … He is Flyer … Seabee … Coast Guard … He is Artillery … Infantry … Medic… Chemical Corps … Armored and Ordinance … He’s a Veteran! He has the quiet dignity of a man who knows the price of freedom … He has the clear eyes of a man who respects himself. He is courage living on Main Street … He is patriotism mowing the lawn on Saturday afternoons … He is good citizenship with a smile on his face… He’s a Veteran. He is Republican, Democrat, Independent … He is father, grandfather, husband and bachelor uncle … He is plumber, doctor, sales-man … He is mechanic, farmer, banker … He is Catholic, Protestant, Jew … He is rich and poor and in-between…

He’s a Veteran. He’s a man who loves peace because he knows the price tag of war … He’s a member of history’s most exclusive fraternity … He’s been there … He’s a Veteran.  He likes the majesty of American mountains … the tranquility of America’s valleys … He likes the bustle of America’s cities and the friendliness of America’s Main Streets … He likes the sound of America’s children playing on American playgrounds…He likes to see the Flag go by… and hear the sound of an American bugle playing “Taps”… He is citizen soldier … Peacetime leader He’s the first to volunteer in time of trouble … and the last to come home … He’s a Veteran. He is proud of his American past … alert to his American present …  confident of his American future … 

He likes the legends of America’s great … the Washingtons … the Jeffersons … the Abraham Lincolns … The Roosevelts i … the Robert E. Lees … the Stonewall Jacksons … the Pattons, the Eisenhowers, the MacArthurs … and all the proud patriots who have marched through America’s history books … He has bivouacked at Valley Forge … charged the Hills at Gettysburg … faced the fire at San Juan Hill … stormed the sands at Guadalcanal … sloughed through the Marne … and swarmed ashore at Omaha Beach … He’s a Veteran. In the very rear of his secret heart there is always a tinge of sorrow, a souvenir of sadness for lost and departed comrades. No matter how gray his temples grow or how many inches he adds to his middle-aged waist, he always walks with a distinctive pride that isn’t given to lesser men … He is America with an honorable discharge … He is Democracy with a good conduct medal lost in the darkness of his keepsake box … He is freedom with a Purple Heart … He’s a first class fighting man with a quiet walk and a sentimental grin … He’s America’s most honored citizen … He’s a Veteran.
By DAN VALENTINE

CONTACT US

Shrine of Remembrance
America the Beautiful Chapel
Funeral Home, Mausoleum, And 2 On Premise Crematories
Off-Street Parking for over 200 Vehicles
(walk-ins welcome)

(719) 634-1597
1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Shrine of Remembrance North
Vista Grande Chapel
(by appointment only)

(719) 599-3331
5440 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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