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Veterans Day: Taking a Stroll Down Military Memory Lane

Resident history buff Thomas Flaig reveals the stories behind campus memorials

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Written by Matthew Hastings on November 9, 2023

The story of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, from its origins as an U.S. Army hospital to a present-day academic medical campus, includes a proud history of treating and caring for members of the armed services. For Veterans Day, Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor for research, shares some of the places and people that are part of that story.

In the video below, Flaig takes us on a short history walk, first describing the important social role the Red Cross Building played for the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He also shares the story of U.S. Army nurse Sharon Lane and how a new memorial on campus honors her life.

Photo at top: National Veterans Memorial and Museum. 

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