Joseph J. Duncan Jr., Post 119 is committed to providing a support network for Veterans and their families. The American Legion was chartered as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is committed to:
The primary focus of Post 119 is to serve Veterans and their families.
Learn about the Post 119 Family and the ways in which we live our mission.
An additional focus of Post 119 is to serve the community of Estes Park and the surrounding valley.
The vision of the Estes Valley Wall of Honor is to honor people—past or present—who have exhibited a commitment to sacrifice, service, or support.
When completed, the 100-ft.-plus wall will define the outdoor patio space currently outlined by white fencing. Constructed of colored concrete or block, the structure will be fully landscaped and will provide enough surface area to install as many as 2,400 commemorative tiles honoring individuals who have unselfishly served—or are serving—our nation or the community. Local architect T.W. Beck and his staff have worked diligently to incorporate all of our ideas into the wall’s final design. As a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Thomas Beck eagerly accepted the challenge presented to him.
So, who is eligible to be remembered on the wall? People—past or present—who have exhibited a commitment to sacrifice, service, or support. This will include all Veterans and their families; organizations that support Veterans by their donations, service, sacrifice, or tangible support; First Responders from the Estes Valley and surrounding communities; local government organizations; service and charitable organizations; individuals that can demonstrate a tie to Post 119 or Veterans; and other people who have been inspirational through contributions to their communities and the world we live in. This will be an ongoing project and once the wall has been built, tiles will be installed in sections as orders are received.
Another exciting aspect of this project is that we are asking all those who purchase tiles to provide a short paragraph (or more, including photos if possible) explaining why they are honoring that particular individual. These stories will be preserved in a searchable database for people to explore and reflect upon.
If you are interested in purchasing tiles, an application form is available at 4everbricks.com/donors/post119/. Payments will be processed through PayPal. To receive an application form by mail or email and for additional information, please email EstesValleyWallofHonor@gmail.com.
Tiles are very reasonably priced:·
4”x 8” tile—$100 (+$25 for emblems)
8”x 8” tile—$200 (includes an emblem)· Add a photo for an additional $90. The photos will be reproduced in ceramics and guaranteed for life.
Add a miniature keepsake replica tile for an additional $30.
Through YOUR contributions and efforts, we were finally able to replace the deteriorated siding on the historic Legion building, which was a community eyesore. In addition to the siding, we increased insulation on the building, replaced several deteriorated wooden frame windows and upgraded the maintenance shed.
Thank you for the generous gift of siding and paint from Lowe’s, a construction industry fundraiser led by Mike Abernathy and Soderburg Roofing, a matching grant from the Krumme Family Fund, all the donations from our members and friends, and the work by Blue Peaks Roofing.
We hope you agree that the new exterior is magnificent! Our historic building is once again a reflection of its members and the greater community that we serve.
Our work does not stop here. Next, we would like to upgrade the interior bathrooms to better serve all our members. Please consider making contributions to this next project.
You can make donations at our website: https://esteslegion.org/donate-now or mail them to the Estes Park Post 119 Charitable Foundation, PO Box 127, Estes Park, CO 80517.
The Post 119 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) under the IRS tax code.
Magnificent! Work complete.
Your support and contributions enable us to improve Circle 119. Your generous donation will make our 2nd Century Fund goals a reality.
We love our guests and our members, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
PO Box 127, 850 North Saint Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
May be open additional hours for appointments or special events.