As Statues are Removed or Toppled Across America, Colorado Discusses New Monument to World War II Hero

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Statues and monuments to figures in American history can be a divisive issue. While it is important to remember where we came from, some parts of our past are complicated, and certain statues have become controversial. As the debate continues about who and what we honor with these monuments, Colorado has plans for a monument to a great World War II hero.

The opposite of a controversial figure. Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose is the type of person whose story you just have to respect. Rose holds the distinction of being the most-decorated battle tank commander in United States military history. Furthermore, He was an inspiration as the highest-ranking Jewish-American soldier in World War II. Additionally, Rose is thought to be the first general in WWII to fire artillery shells into Germany and the first to capture a German town.

Clearly, he has earned more than his share of recognition for his actions as a World War II hero. A unanimous and bipartisan resolution approved the addition of a new statue in Lincoln Veterans’ Memorial Park. This statue will honor the life and service of Maurice Rose and his incredible contributions. Read more about the new monument on Colorado’s 9News.

Of course, monuments like this are a great way to honor our heroes. However, it is also important to think about how we can give back to those who are still with us. Members of the greatest generation gave so much during World War II and Korea. We owe them more. That is why we support The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. Learn more and sign our petition here.