About This Tour
Memorial day began as a holiday to honor veterans. Today, many people spend the holiday remembering their loved ones or significant events.
This self-guided features works in the Denver Public Art that memorialize and commemorate significant events and individuals. Take some time to meet figures from Denver’s past—from a tribute to former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower to landscape architect Saco Deboer—or to explore events important to Denver residents like the Hungarian uprising of 1956 or the 1941 Babi Yar Massacre in Ukraine. You can also find more general monuments that honor firefighters, agricultural workers and migrants.
Go deeper into Denver’s history any day of the year!
Featured Image: “Taking the Heat” by Joseph A. Cipri.
Denver Historical Markers: Memorials, Statues & Parks - by Colorado Historical Society (orange folder)