Maurice Rose Monument Fund
Maj. Gen Maurice Rose was the highest-ranking US servicemen killed as a prisoner of war in WWII and is the highest-ranking and most distinguished Jewish American soldier in US history.
A tribute to Colorado’s rich history and national hero who is an example to future generations of extraordinary patriotism and fortitude.
A Design By Colorado's Leading Sculpture
Designed by Mr. George Lundeen of Loveland, Colorado it will take approximately 6 months to manufacture after funds are raised.
First to fire artillery shells into Germany
First to invade across the German border
First to capture a German town
First to breach the Siegfried Line
First to shoot down a German plane with guns emplaced on German soil
First to capture a major German city (Cologne)
First ground invasion of Germany since Napoleon
Record Holder of the longest one-day advance in history (101 miles)
He was instrumental as the principal negotiator of the first major surrender of Axis forces to American forces in World War II (Tunisia 1943)
How the Monument Became a Reality
This monument became a reality due to the support of Speaker of the House of Representatives Alec Garnett and Representative Patrick Neville. Once approved by the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate, as well as signed into law by Governor Polis this dream has become a reality.
Now the effort to raise the needed $500,000 to build, display and maintain this monument has begun. This monument is for all those who visit the Colorado Capitol, and we hope that the funding will truly be a community-driven endeavor.