Veterans Memorial
Please call Kimberly Welsh (208) 869-2171 or Gay McGee (817) 366-7948 to learn more
HSB Veterans Memorial Donations are being accepted here.

Save the Date: Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, 2022 at 10 am

Dedication Ceremony at the Woods Veterans Memorial Park
(Across Hwy 55 from Riverside Restaurant)

Buy your Veteran & First Responder Nameplate for the Wall of Heroes - click here!

The current list of 325 veterans from the Horseshoe Bend/Jerusalem Valley who have served our great country since the Mexican War, compiled by Donald Fry, is available here. Please contact Steve Jacobsmeyer if your veteran from HSB is not yet on this list.

To add a Veteran or First Responder to the HSB Wall of Heroes, purchase a Nameplate here.

The Horseshoe Bend Valley Chamber is undertaking a campaign to create a Veterans Memorial. This will enable our community to honor, celebrate and grieve right here in Horseshoe Bend, the homeland of the brave men and women of the Horseshoe Bend valley who have served and currently serve our great country so selflessly. Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem residents took part in every American conflict from the Mexican War onward. They should be remembered.

The over 300 Veterans from Horseshoe Bend/Jerusalem who have served since the Mexican War will be remembered with beautifully, locally fabricated Nameplates on the HSB Veterans Memorial Wall of Heroes. To purchase a nameplate to honor your veteran, please click here.

The City of Horseshoe Bend in the Fall of 2020 generously donated a place in Horseshoe Bend's City Park, with the City Council subsequently directing the location to the City's larger Woods Veterans Memorial Park, located just northwest of the new bridge into Horseshoe Bend near the Payette River, to house the Veterans Memorial; and the community celebrated with a Ceremony on Veterans Day, 2020.

Clearly visible from Highway 55/Payette River Scenic Byway, the Memorial will be a giant Horseshoe similar in shape and rendering to the Welcome to Horseshoe Bend horseshoe, with an eternal flame within its upright curves, set atop a 4' diameter, 4' tall round concrete base embedded with Military Seals.

Benches built by members of the HSB High School Class and flagstone hardscaping will surround the Memorial, with a flagstone path leading down to the River. Standing next to the Memorial will be a flag pole and American Flag, with solar lighting above. Uplighting of Memorial, Flag and flag pole will be embedded in the ground, surrounding the Memorial in additional light.

A curved Wall of Heroes will contain the Nameplates of the over 325 Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem Veterans, and other Veterans being honored by their loved ones.

Nameplates are $40 - to Buy your Veteran's nameplate for the Wall of Heroes - click here!

All of the work on the Memorial is being done locally in Horseshoe Bend by our metal, concrete, dirt-moving, hardscaping, electrical, powder-coating, laser etching and other artists and craftsmen in our community.

Participating Local Companies & Craftsmen:
Bo Fisher, FabCo
Todd Sellman, Primary Electric
Luke Barreto, Barreto Manufacturing
Kenny Beckman, Payette River Landscape
Keith McReynolds, KDM Enterprises
Steve Whitley, One Corner Construction
Shaleesa Stevens, Design & Rendering

Mike Briggs, Custom Laser Engraving
HSB School Student Volunteers
HSB School, Student-crafted Metal Benches

References for Veterans Nameplates:
Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem Veteran Stories by Donald E. Fry; Horseshoe Bend Pioneer Cemetery Board of Directors.

HSB Veterans Memorial Casino Night Saturday, June 19, 2021 Heartfelt THANK YOU to the 88 members of the community that joined us on the Deck overlooking the majestic Payette River at the Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant for the Chamber's HSB Veterans Memorial Casino Night Fundraiser! Thank you ARM for the idea and the help in executing it!!

We had 9 Vegas-Style tables & Professional Dealers Donating their time, made possible by table sponsors & prize donors

HUGE Thank you to Our Table Sponsors:
Craps Table - sponsored by HMH llc
Craps Table - sponsored by RynoWorks
Texas Hold'Em Table - sponsored by Alliance Title
Texas Hold'Em Table - sponsored by Premier Aggregates
Roulette Table - sponsored by Baretto Manufacturing
21 Table - sponsored by Riverside Restaurant
21 Table - sponsored by Premier Aggregates
21 Table - sponsored by Josh Cornier Realty
21 Table - sponsored by Fleming Law Offices

Compelling High-Roller Prizes were awarded throughout the evening courtesy of the following Generous Donors:

High Roller Gifts: donated value $2,500+:

  • REcoAir - The Jon Odorless Toilet $699

  • Gold Mine - Dinner & Overnight Stay $150

  • Historic 2nd Floor AirBnB - 2 nights $170

  • High Desert Harley Davidson Giant Wall Clock - $135

  • Wild Edge - Purple charcuterie Board $100

  • Sweet Animal Sanctuary 2 night stay, breakfast, tour & wine Value $250

  • Ironclad Freedom Exploding Targets - Value $200

  • Dude Dewalt Wineries - Wine Tour Basket $125

  • Edge - Tiny Home Scavenger 2 night stay value $170

  • Edge - Tiny Home Papablue 2 night stay value $170

  • Cascade Rafting - Raft Trip on Payette River $100

  • The She Shoppe - Basket of goodies & $50 certificate - value $100

  • Sonora - dinner certificates $100

  • Zip Idaho - zip line adventure for 4 value $160

  • Anderson Reserve dinner $200

  • Arcadian Outfitters - Carthartt XL Storm Defender Men’s Jacket - value $165

  • Mass Mutual & Salon 55 Gift Certificate for Salon Services & Products value $150

  • Volcano Farms - Two of the best pies in Idaho!

  • Thank you Mike Briggs for Limited Edition HSB Veterans Memorial Travel Mugs & Ball Caps!

Raffle Prize:
Custom Military Knife donated by Gem State Knives - Value $250

5 Silent Auction Items:

ARM Raffle Basket - Class, Ammo, $50 Gift Cert - value $250

Whitehorse Basket of Idaho goodies - value $150

ARM Bullet Bucket & Two Custom Veterans Memorial engraved P-Mag - value $250

ARM Self Defense Class - value $150

Whitehorse Grocery - basket of goodies - value $125

4 Live Auction Items:

High Desert Harley Davidson Rolling Wooden & Metal Industrial Bar Cart - value $388

Framed Memphis Belle print signed by the Captain - priceless

Mustang Towing, Tire & Service - Adventure Basket with 50 mile Tow paired with Lust for Rust - Adorable Antique Truck Towing an Old-School Trailer - value $450

Concealed weapons class - value $100

Donations to the Veterans Memorial are being accepted here.