NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.--()--Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring the contributions and sacrifices of military personnel and their families, recently completed the construction and dedication of a memorial at Fort Carson honoring the significant contributions of the installation’s 4th Infantry Division during World War I, World War II, the conflict in Vietnam, and Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
“With this Field of Honor we memorialize and honor those contributions.”
A mission of Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation includes developing remembrance parks at various sites where Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, a leading provider of privatized military family housing, operates throughout the United States. Fort Carson is the third Balfour Beatty Communities project location where the Foundation has created a place of remembrance for family and friends to reflect upon the unselfish contributions made by our nation’s military.
Situated on Manhart Field, which is located on Nelson Boulevard between Chiles Avenue and Wetzel Avenue, the “Field of Honor” consists of a series of marble markers representing the country’s various military campaigns and the 4th Infantry Division’s role in and contributions to each. The campaign monument is also surrounded by paved walkways and sitting areas.
The project was conceived and funded by Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. Among the organizations generously donating their time and resources for the construction and maintenance of the memorial were Balfour Beatty Construction, Niles Bolton Associates, Mimbela Contractors, Rocky Mountain Memorials, Top of the Peak, Pioneer Sand Company, LandTech Contractors, PowerPlus Electric, Pucciano & English, and Woolpert.
“Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division have played a critical role during our country’s most challenging times,” said Chris Williams, President of both the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation and Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC. “With this Field of Honor we memorialize and honor those contributions.”
Among the speakers at the dedication ceremony held December 14th were Major General Joseph Anderson, Commanding General 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and John Carson, the great grandson of Kit Carson, the legendary Army scout who explored much of the West in the 1800s and for whom the installation is named.
About Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to honoring military personnel – active, disabled and fallen. The Foundation accomplishes its mission in a variety of ways, including the establishment of places for communal gathering and reflection on the unselfish contributions they make for us and our nation; assisting returning service members requiring specially-adapted homes; and providing financial support to the children of military families in the form of scholarships and grants that promote the pursuit of education. In addition, the Foundation provides financial contributions to other non-profit or service organizations focused on supporting service members, veterans and their families. For more information, visit bbcommunitiesfoundation.org.