Penrose, Colorado: "In God We Trust" in Vietnam War Dead Pennies

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Col. Leo S. Boston War Memorial Park

Address:
Decker Drive, Penrose, CO
Directions:
Col. Leo S. Boston War Memorial Park. On the south side of US Hwy 50, either 7.5 miles east of downtown Canon City, or 3.5 miles west of US 50's intersection with Hwy 115. When you see the Vietnam-era helicopters, turn south onto Decker Drive.
Admission:
Free
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"In God We Trust" in Vietnam War Dead Pennies

Stretched between two Vietnam War helicopters are big letters: "IN GOD WE TRUST" covered with 58,272 glued-on pennies, one for each American killed in the war.

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"In God We Trust" in Vietnam War Dead Pennies

It was a great idea and probably beautiful when first created, but the coating is peeling and pennies are falling off. It is a wonderful tribute though such a shame of disrepair.

[Shelia, 06/12/2022]

Penny T.

"In God We Trust" in Vietnam War Dead Pennies

This is an awesome roadside stop. It's a cool way to have a memorial for those who gave their lives for our freedom.

[Debb, 07/05/2017]

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