This monument stands as the centerpiece of the park. Measuring 12 feet long and 10 feet high, it includes seven pieces of black and gray marble and features six military symbols, three on each side. At the top is the Southern Ute tribal seal with a starburst around it. Below are these words you see to the right.
Following are the names of all the Southern Ute veterans from World War I and World War II. The center features the logo of the Southern Ute Veterans Association: a buffalo skull with the four direction colors around it. Below that are the names of the Korean veterans. On the east side of the logo are the names of Vietnam-era veterans, followed by the names of Persia Gulf-era and present veterans.
The entire monument sits on a base measuring 12 feet by 2 feet. It was donated by the Gaming Funds of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and set in 1996.
The names on the Tribal Wall are updated every April. The Tribal Wall was created by Family Craft Memorials of Durango.
SOUTHERN UTE VETERANS
GRANDFATHER CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND EARTH. WE DEDICATE THIS SACRED WALL IN HONOR OF OUR BRAVE WARRIORS.
IN THE MORNING MIST AND GLOW OF EVENING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEIR PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION TO OUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
MAY THE WINDS OF PEACE BLOW SOFTLY HERE WHILE THEIR PROUD SPIRITS SOAR SKYWARD AS AN EAGLE.
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