Admiral Arleigh Burke and Col Bill Bower Memorial Parks


Since the Admiral Arleigh Memorial was originally established, MOAA AABC has been involved in being a caretaker. The Memorial is in Boulder's Admiral Arleigh Burke Park. The Park is located in the Fraser Meadows neighborhood at the intersection of Mohawk and Pawnee Drives.

Boulder also has a park named after Doolittle Raider Col Bill Bower. MOAA AABC has initiated a funding drive to establish a memorial similar to the Burke memorial that will honor Col Bower. The Bower Memorial will by placed in Bill Bower Park. The chapter has established a separate 501C3 non-profit that will allow donations to Bower Memorial project and other future project to be eligible as a tax deduction.

For information on Admiral Arleigh Burke, a Boulder native, left click here.


AABC-MOAA was instrumental in establishing the memorial which is located in the Park. AABC members assist in maintaining the grounds around the Memorial when needed.


Immediately after our May 14, 2011 Business Meeting, Tom Hodgson, David Lovering, Fred McFarland (work party leader) and Ralph Burke along with several men from the CU Enlisted To Officer program, turned to with a will and spruced up the Admiral Arleigh Burke Memorial. They planted flowers, scrubbed the plaques and painted the anchor. All hands agreed, "Job well done" or in Navy parlance, "Bravo Zulu".


Photos from Dick Smith.