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Golden Colorado Marine Corps Memorial turns 40

By Sgt. Benjamin Pryer

On September 13, 1975, construction began on the Marine Corps Memorial in Golden, CO. On Dec. 23, 1976, a time capsule set for 100 years was deposited in the base of the Memorial. The capsule contents commemorate the United States Bicentennial, the State of Colorado Centennial and the 201st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Memorial was completed and officially dedicated to all Marines on Aug. 24, 1977, by then Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Louis H. Wilson Jr…  Read more…