American Legion Memorial


   Air Force Academy Cemetery
   Parade Loop
   U.S.Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA
   LL: N 39.01486, W 104.85586
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   USAFA Mortuary Affairs
   10 FSS/FSOM
   5136 Eagle Drive, Suite 115
   USAFA, CO  80840
   T: (719)333-3323
   E: janet.edwards.1/@/




   The Memorial dates from 1981, but was
   relocated on the Academy grounds
   in 2002; bells were added later,
   replacing an electronic device.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2012
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  98%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015

The Academy Website has no photo of this monument, which is only mentioned on a history page.  There is a contact page for the Mortuary Affairs office, which has oversight of the cemetery.

The Website of the Association of Graduates of the Academy has a page about the memorial, the text of which was copied by the Waymarking Website, which has a photo of the tower.  A longer version of the text is downloadable as a PDF.

Another photo of the tower

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CO.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/10/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/03

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