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A Place of Enduring Tribute and Respect

This beautiful, contemplative destination garden is dedicated to those who serve our country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Located just east of U.S. 36 on 104th Ave. between Christopher Fields and Big Dry Creek, the Tribute Garden is an enduring place of respect that pays tribute to the commitment and patriotism of members of the armed forces, past, present, and future. This permanent tribute includes a dramatic central water feature, seating areas for rest and contemplation, granite pillars, and extraordinary walkways with engraved pavers honoring those who serve or have served. Every year on Armed Forces Day, the City of Westminster honors those who have served with a special ceremony at the Tribute Garden.

Tribute Garden Honorees

More than 1,600 honorees are recognized in the Armed Forces Tribute Garden.


The on-site water feature operates seasonally from May to October.  Please note that the fountain may be shut off at any time during the season due to weather, maintenance, or other operational concerns.

Honor Those Who Served with Your Tax-Deductible Contribution

Fundraising efforts for the Armed Forces Tribute Garden are underway and there are many ways to contribute. Consider a general contribution or a specified amount for a particular feature. Civic and community groups are encouraged to "adopt" a specific item, and work toward raising funds as a group project.

Engraved Brick Paver - 8" x 4" - $125 each - Includes three lines of script
Engraved Brick Paver – 8" x 8" - $200 each - Includes four lines of script and military seal or eight lines of script
Tree Plaque - $350
Covered Seating Areas - $50,000
Service Branch Bronze Sculptures - $100,000 each

For more information or to contribute, please call 303-658-2201 or email

Deadline to order personalized engraved brick pavers: Feb. 1.

New brick honorees will be recognized at the annual Armed Forces Day ceremony the third Saturday in May.

Download the Engraved Brick Paver form here

Special thanks to the following major donors to the Westminster Armed Forces Tribute Garden:

Jefferson County Open Space Program - $294,000
Wal-Mart, Corporate Headquarters - $25,000
Westminster Rotary Noon Club - $8,500
Wal-Mart, 136th Avenue and I-25 - $7,000
Wal-Mart, 72nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard - $4,000
Westminster Legacy Foundation - $3,500
Westminster 7:10 Rotary - $2,500
Mike Schaffner - $1,000

Special thanks to Jim Sullivan, who donated $150,000 for initial design of the sculptures.

Flagpole Purchasers
Ted Becker Family – American
Ball Corporation - POW/MIA
City of Westminster Employee Advisory Committee – Colorado
Westminster Legacy Foundation - City of Westminster

Martin Pocs Family - Army
Ed Getsch Family – Navy
Valley Bank & Trust – Air Force
Brent McFall Family - Marines
Bill Christopher Family/Bill Walenczak Family - Coast Guard
Mike Byrne Family – Merchant Marine


Maggie LaGuardia (303)658-2201 or email