26-Jun-2011 Source: Air Medical Memorial
The Air Medical Memorial is a national memorial that honors flight crews who died in the line of active duty. This includes the pilots and medical crew members of both helicopter (HEMS) and airplane (FWEMS) operations. The memorial will be located southwest of the Denver metropolitan area.
When open in 2012, the memorial will feature a granite wall with the names of more than three hundred and forty honorees lost since 1972. Beginning in 2013, names will be added if necessary in an annual ceremony and dedication.
The Air Medical Memorial will be an outdoor plaza occupying an area of approximately 3,000 square feet. This plaza will feature a bronze sculpture surrounded by a granite wall that includes the names of honorees. The bronze sculpture, by artist Mark Lundeen, will feature three figures that represent a typical flight crew. This will be comprised of a pilot and two medical personnel. The granite wall will include the engraved names of honorees organized by accident date. The memorial will be designed to accommodate additional names as necessary.
The Air Medical Memorial and Survivors Network are working with the design firm Stanley Consultants to further develop the concept and to ensure longevity and durability through design, construction and material selection.
The Air Medical Memorial and Survivors Garden park is approximately 6 acres of open space located near Denver, Colorado. This land was donated to the organization to provide a suitable location for the memorial. The site includes a scenic backdrop, interesting topography, is quiet and reflective, and sits at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. When completed, the park will create an intimate and thoughtful setting for the memorial.
The entryway to the memorial and garden will include a sandstone monolith with a plaque describing the memorial, garden, and park. This plaza will also feature stone pavers that can be personalized with a custom message or dedication. The park will include a pathway that will take visitors to an overlook located on the ridge to the west of the memorial.
Conceptual Site Design 3D Animation
Video tour of the Air Medical Memorial and park site
If you are a survivor, a family member of a fallen crewmember, or an EMS worker who continues to serve and would like to reach out for support, you are encouraged to learn more about The Survivors Network by visitingÂ survivors-network.org or theirÂ facebook page.
The Air Medical Memorial and Park is funded entirely through private donations from individuals and corporations. To learn more about the different ways that you can help fund this important project, please visit ourÂ support page.