Veterans Monument

VeteransMonumentVeterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch

The Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch is located at the southeast corner of Crestone Mountain and Sangre de Cristo Road. The Veterans Monument recognizes and honors anyone who has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Monetary donations are still needed to continue to improve and enhance the monument. You can donate any amount or purchase a $300 Honor Brick that will become a permanent part of the monument.

Video About the Monument

The American Society of Concrete Contractors and the Decorative Concrete Council created a video about the Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch. Both of these organizations contributed money, equipment, concrete and manpower for the construction of the Veterans Monument. This video has been shown nationwide at professional meetings and conferences and is now available to all. Click here to view the video.

Honor Bricks

Sample Honor Brick

Everyone is invited to purchase Honor Bricks that will become a permanent part of the Veterans Monument. The Honor Bricks will recognize and honor all who have ever served, as well as those now on active duty or reserves in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. There are a limited number of Honor Bricks available. A tax-deductible donation of $300 is requested for each brick. You can download an Honor Brick Order Form to start the process. Each brick will be personalized with the name of the person, rank, branch of service and dates of service or conflict. Clip Art is optional. You can see samples of the Honor Bricks on display at the Ranch House and Community Center.

How to Donate

All donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and will help fund the construction and ongoing maintenance of the Veterans Monument. Private donors contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized at the “Gold” level. Contributors donating $750-$999 will be recognized at the “Silver” level. A $500-$749 contribution will be recognized at the “Bronze” level. Each level will have the donor’s name entered on a plaque on the Veterans Monument.

All donations can be sent to the following address:

Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch
Attn: Melissa Daruna
7676 South Continental Divide Road
Littleton, CO 80127

Checks should be made payable to KCRMD, with “Veterans Monument” on the memo line. Be sure to enclose the Honor Brick Order Form if you are requesting a brick. You can also pay or donate with a credit card by calling 303-979-4070.

The Veterans Monument Committee at Ken-Caryl Ranch is requesting monetary donations or material and labor as “donations in kind” for the construction and ongoing maintenance of the Veterans Monument. We are seeking the support of companies, businesses and professional practices in the local area as well as across the United States. To recognize the companies that make a substantial donation, their names will be inscribed on a plaque that will be permanently mounted on the Monument. Please see the Corporate Donation Letter for details.

If You Have Any Questions

The Veterans Monument Committee is made up of resident volunteers. You may contact these volunteers to answer any questions:

Cork Chickota: corkchicota@juno.com or 303-973-8590
Byron Wicks: byronwicks@hotmail.com or 303-621-4968
Jeff Esbenshade: esbenshad@aol.com or 303-972-3968

Ken-Caryl Ranch