Air Medical Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony
On Thursday, June 23, 2011, family members, members of the EMS and firefighting communities and the public gathered for the Air Medical Memorial groundbreaking ceremony.
Attendees included honor guards from around the country and representatives from regional and national air medical flight programs. Aircraft from AirLife Denver, Flight For Life Colorado and North Colorado Med Evac participated in the event. This ceremony signified the beginning of the final stages of design and capital fundraising for this project.
When complete, the memorial, Survivor's Garden and Air Medical Memorial Park will occupy an area approximately 6 acres in size and will feature multiple sculptures, landscaping and a wall displaying honoree names.
To learn more about this project, please visit the memorial page.
The ceremony presentation was as follows:
4:00 p.m. Site Open for touring and placing of items at the makeshift memorial.
4:30 p.m. Flag Raising
5:10 p.m. Helicopter Fly-in - Aircraft from regional air medical flight programs
5:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
Presentation of Colors - PHI Air Medical Color Guard
James "Scooter" Green
National Anthem - Deb Scheer
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer - Rev. Amelie BuchananTranscript
Dustin Duncan, Memorial Public Information and Communications Officer
David Macy, EagleMed speaking on behalf of Michael Eccard Transcript
Jonathan Godfrey, Vision Zero Chair at AAMSTranscript
Dr. Kevin Hutton, MedEvac Foundation International Chair Transcript
Krista Haugen, Co-founder Survivors Network Transcript
Mary Ann Melville, Memorial President Transcript
Special Recognition/Plaque Presentation
Alan Fishman, Land Donation
Timothy and Carolyn Pickering, Silver Level Donors
6:30 p.m. Groundbreaking
Prayer/blessing - Rev. Amelie Buchanan Transcript
Bagpipers - Colorado Caledonian Pipes and Drums
Download Event Program (PDF)
We wish to recognize the following groups, organizations and individuals for showing their support and participating in the groundbreaking ceremony:
- David Boersch, DP Boersch
- Amelie Buchanan, Association of Professional
- Alan Fishman
- Jonathan Godfrey, VisioZero
- Krista Haugen, Survivors Network
- Kevin Hutton, MedEvac Foundation International
- Mark Kopatz, Stanley Consultants
- Mark Lundeen, Lundeen Sculpture
- Brian Olson, Conversation Starters
- Donald Rosier, Jefferson County Commissioner
- Deb Scheer, Mint Edition Band
- AirLife Denver
- Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
- Colorado Caledonian Pipes and Drums
- Flight For Life Colorado
- International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics
- Life Star of Kansas
- Memorial Star Transport
- National EMS Memorial Bike Ride/
- National EMS Memorial Service
- North Colorado Med Evac
- PHI Air Medical Honor Guard
- West Metro Fire Rescue
Other Related Activities
Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:20 AM Muddy Angels/National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
One day ride from the Air Medical Memorial to Colorado Springs.
High resolution images and video are available for download on our media resources page.