Please DO NOT GATHER at the Memorial TODAY for the 45th remembrance of those we lost on Saturday, July 31st, 1976. Because of the Flash Flood Watch in our area and because of our concern for everyone’s safety, PLEASE STAY HOME! We’ll see you next year for clearer skies and our 46th annual remembrance! We will never forget!
We are striving to keep the serenity, and hold to the highest respect for the victims and their families of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood. The one statement made while searching to find the families for the 25th Memorial was, “I didn’t know anyone cared.” That will forever stay with us. We do care and this is one way of showing it, even years later.
44th Year Remembrance
The 144 victims who lost their lives in the
Big Thompson Flood of July 31, 1976
WE WILL NEVER FORGET….even now
The 44th anniversary of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood, will not be as usual. There would usually be a program or potluck or both. Due to COVID-19 folks will be able to stop by the memorial to say hi, or if you don’t have time drive by & honk your horn. We are certainly hoping (as is the rest of the world) we will be able to once again be together.
Please remember social distancing & masks.
Someone will be at the memorial some of the day, but will most likely be gone around 7:00pm.
Want More Info? Call Barb 970-667-6465
We want your story
We continue to receive new stories from the night of July 31, 1976, and we would like to hear yours. Having so many people involved the stories are endless. You need not have been in the flood that night. Being a volunteer at the Loveland High School, Van Allen, the Cloverleaf dog track, Interfaith, offered your home, or whatever you did or remember, these are all pieces of the puzzle that will fit together some day.
For instance, Jan Way would like to know who the young fellow was that helped her endlessly at the Loveland High School. He played some cute tricks on her which helped relieve the stress of the day to day tasks. If he should read this and say hey that was me, please contact us. No one knows how many volunteers were there helping. Everyone was in a state of shock, even the workers. All of it was to overwhelming to comprehend. Why would anyone know what they were doing?????
So if you would like to share your story of that night, or what you did, or where you helped, we encourage you to do so. Time is getting away along with the stories associated with the flood. Once you have written your story please email it to me Barb Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the
Big Thompson Flood Memorial
125 Grouse Hollow Lane
Loveland, Colorado 80537
Remember to put Flood Story in the Subject Line. I don’t open them unless I know what they are!!!!!!! Thank you in advance for sharing.
How Can You Help?
- Buy Books. The proceeds go for the scholarship fund. Some, however, does have to go for upkeep, insurance and such on the Memorial. Any monetary donations will go 100% to the scholarship fund, and is tax deductible. Go to our Books page to order.
- Donate. We take check donations. You can make out your tax-deductible donation to Big Thompson Canyon Flood Memorial, Inc. and mail it to our address:
Big Thompson Canyon Flood Memorial, Inc.
125 Grouse Hollow Lane
Loveland, Colorado 80537
- Submit your story. We want to hear from you and get your story. By connecting together, we heal together.
- Join us at the annual Memorial Service to connect with survivors, family, friends, and give/receive many hugs.
- Scholarships. Not only do our scholarship donations help, but also sharing our Scholarship opportunity with families of the flood victims is so important. We want to be able to give to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren what those who lost their lives that day couldn’t.
2017 Forty One years after the 1976 Big Thompson flood, people who had never attended the memorial service, are still blessing us with their presence. All of the stories of where, when and what they were doing that night, are both heart wrenching and amazing to hear. The program consisted of some of our favorites, …
39th Memorial Remembrance Service 2015 Summary Wow we had another memorable service for the 39th year; everything had a special place & time. A Gentleman contacted me from Fort Collins and asks if it would be possible to have a service acknowledging the first responders that came in 1976 to rescue people & look for …
38th Memorial Remembrance Service July 31st 2014 Summary I meant to do this right after the Memorial last year not sure why we are so busy but we are. We had a very well attended service with new faces, new feelings, and sadly a new Memorial plaque for Evelyn Starner and Patty Goodwine the 2 …