Second Lieutenant Francis Brown Lowry of the 91st Aero Squadron, Coast Artillery Corps, was killed in action while on a photo-reconnaissance mission flying through a heavy anti-aircraft barrage in hostile territory in France. Originally buried in Argonne cemetery in France, he was moved to Fairmount cemetery in Colorado in 1921. Lowry's name was used for the new airfield in 1938. In 1948 Lowry Airfield became Lowry Air Force Base. After the base closed in 1994 a new elementary school opened on the property in 2002 and was named the Lowry Elementary School. Lt. Lowry was posthumously awared the Distinguished Service Cross.
These two stone pillars mark the gateway to the Road of Remembrance, which was envisioned as a tree-lined road welcoming veterans of World War I and their families into the community with open arms. The pillars were erected by the Lions Club in 1928. On the east side of the northern of the two pillars, club members placed a plaque which still reads, “Road of Remembrance Gateway, In Honor of Those Who Served in the World War, Erected by the Lions Club of Boulder.” The site is called Nine Mile Corner for its place nine miles south of Longmont and nine miles east of Boulder. Financial difficulties prevented the construction in the late 1920s of a planned nine-mile WWI "Road of Remembrance" between Erie and Boulder. But the two sizable, quasi-Romanesque memorial pillars that were intended to serve as the road's gateway in Erie remain standing.
This is an E.M. Viquesney "Spirit of the American Doughboy" depicting a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land, carrying a grenade in his raised right hand. The left hand formerly held a rifle. It was dedicated in 1922 by The Cemetery Aid Association.
This stone "Honor Roll" was erected in 1924 by a local women's club in memory of the citizens of Louisville, CO who served in the Great War. Originally placed in front of the Louisville Town Hall, it is now located in the center of the Louisville Cemetery. It lists the 95 men and one woman who served and who were from the Louisville area at the start of the war (a least 20 additional residents are known to have served in the war but were not listed on the monument at the time of its dedication). Six of the men who served from Louisville died during the war, from illness or accident.
This monument, located at the corner of Logan Street and E. 47th Ave., was dedicated in 1948.
This monument sits on the ground of the 'old' Boulder County Courthouse. It reads, "In Honor of the World War Veterans of Boulder County." The monument was erected in 1935 by the Nathaniel Lyon Women's Relief Corps No. 27 of Boulder, Colorado. The monument is about 20 feet tall and made of gray granite. There is an engraving of a typical World War I soldier with his rifle.