Duty. Honor. Country.
This website is dedicated to the men and woman who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during one of the most troubled times in our history. From 1959 to 1975 our country was never so divided since the great Civil War. The focus of the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial is to honor those who served, in and out of the country and especially those who were killed, disabled, missing or taken prisoner.
The basic design of the memorial is a static display of a UH-1H Huey helicopter. The Huey is the symbol of the Vietnam era. The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps all flew missions in the Huey aircraft. All United States military branches have their emblem placed on the Wall of the Memorial. The names of the men from the Western Slope who were lost have a special representation incorporated into the memorial. On the pad of the memorial is the Fruita Welcome Center in Mesa County. Interstate 70 runs through the heart of Fruita and we believe this gives the memorial a national audience. Not only is the location ideal but Fruita experienced the loss of several sons during the war. The City of Fruita has taken on the maintenance and liability for the memorial.