Veterans Memorial & Wall of Heroes
Please call Kimberly Welsh (208) 869-2171 or Gay McGee (817) 366-7948 to learn more
HSB Veterans Memorial & Wall of Heroes Donations are being accepted here.
Community Pulls Together for Woods Veterans Memorial Park click here!
Veterans Day Dedication Ceremony TV Coverage click here!
JOIN US EVERY VETERANS DAY TO CELEBRATE THE Horseshoe Bend VETERANS MEMORIAL!
Check to see if your HSB Veteran is on the list: click here
Horseshoe Bend & Jerusalem Veterans will be honored with Nameplates on the Wall of Heroes
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 have taken part in every American conflict since the Mexican-American War. We honor and remember their sacrifices for our great country. The 400 Veterans from Horseshoe Bend & Jerusalem who have served since the Mexican-American War will be remembered with beautifully, locally fabricated Veteran Nameplates on the HSB Veterans Memorial Wall of Heroes. Please see the Build Team & Major Donors Page for the long list of all who made this beautiful Veterans Park and Memorial a reality!
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Horseshoe Bend's Woods Veterans Memorial Park was on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022 from 2 to 5 pm. The riverside parcel has been transformed from weeds and metal shards into our beautiful new Woods Veterans Memorial Park, the massive Horseshoe is up on the octagon concrete base, the Wall of Heroes is built and the lights are on. We are awaiting the pavers, and the veteran nameplates will be placed on the Wall over the Spring & Summer 2023.
The river pump operation and five station irrigation system was donated by Don Carlisle/Casey's Smile Suicide Awareness/Wheeling for the Struggle, WinSupply, & PipeCo; 25,000 sq ft of Enduraturf sod donated by The Turf Company, grown on Brighton land, & hauled and installed by Idaho Site Works. Topsoil was donated by Cloverdale Nursery (3 loads sifted) and Premier Aggregates (48 loads unsifted). The topsoil was laid down and run off was engineered by RynoEngineering. Decorative rock is being donated by the Biggers Family. Thank you for making our riverside park so beautiful!!! Note the remaining land in the Veterans Park will be improved once the City Municipal Well is built and operational.
The Horseshoe Bend Veterans Memorial and Wall of Heroes was dedicated Memorial Day, 2022 within the Woods Veterans Memorial Park, located on Highway 55 just northwest of the Payette River Bridge. To view footage, click here and click here.
The haulers & truckers in the community pulled together days before the ceremony to haul in $20,000 of aggregates for the parking lot and Veterans Memorial pad donated by Premier Aggregates out of their Horseshoe Bend Pit. Thank you Dobson Gravel, Premier Aggregate, Ryno Engineering, Sam Cookson Trucking, Blue Mule Hauling, and Backcountry Dirt Worx!!
The 35 ft flagpole was installed just prior to Memorial Day, 2022, the concrete footings for the Memorial & Wall of Heroes were laid down on July 18, 2022, and the concrete was poured into the octagon metal mold built by Barreto Mfg on July 28, 2022 - the eight-sided base which will hold the Horseshoe & Eternal Flame turned out amazing!!! Many thanks to Marty Broom, HSB Pastor and Concrete Master, for his incredible concrete work!! Marty will be erecting the concrete Wall of Heroes on October 26. Bo Fisher, Glenn Brooks and Marty Karling of FabCo Welding have completed the massive Horseshoe, with design work and metal donated by Luke Barreto of Barreto Manufacturing. The Horseshoe is gorgeous!!
David Bailey has donated countless hours of his engineering time to create the engineering plans for the Woods Veterans Memorial Park, and the Veterans Memorial and Wall of Heroes. Thank you Bailey Engineering!!
Shawn Surgeon our incredible Horseshoe Bend electrician, assisted by Uriah Womack, has installed all the electricity for the Veterans Park and Veterans Memorial, and in early November installed the lights for the Flag and the Wall of Heroes, which will turn on in concert with the magnificent lights on the Payette River Bridge, also installed by Shawn. Thank you Shawn and Uriah Womack for all your expert work and tireless dedication!!. Doug Bergey has dropped everything countless times to stake out, direct and troubleshoot the layout of the parking lot, the Memorial Pad and the Park. Thank you Doug Bergey!!
The current HSB VETERANS LIST of over 400 veterans from the Horseshoe Bend/Jerusalem Valley who have served our great country since the Mexican War is available by clicking here.
HSB/Jerusalem Veterans will automatically have a nameplate on the Wall at no charge - please help us make sure they are in the list & the info is accurate.
The list is from the book "Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem Veteran Stories" by Donald E. Fry - please contact Jess Cooper at the HSB Historical Society to purchase this book full of incredible stories of our local Veterans: (208) 861-8179 or HSBhistory@gmail.com.
To ensure all HSB/Jerusalem Veterans are properly honored, please contact Steve Jacobsmeyer at HSBVetMemorial@gmail.com if you know of a local veteran who is not on the list. The following information will help to create the commemorative nameplate:
- Name and Rank
- Branch of Service
- Dates of Service (if known)
- Primary Unit
- Personal award of Purple Heart or higher
The Veterans Memorial and the Wall of Heroes has been built by local craftsmen - please scroll down for the list of participating businesses.
HSB Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2022 from 2-5 pm - Pepe's Food Truck, Beer Tent, Music by Michael Rose, Games for the kids - we had a wonderful day celebrating the building of this beautiful Veterans Memorial in Woods Veterans Memorial Park!
HSB Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony was a Tremendous Success with over 400 people in attendance despite the bad weather! The Ceremony was held at the Woods Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 30, 2022 from Noon to 3 pm (Across from Riverside Restaurant).
DAVE NUDO sang the National Anthem and other songs; 25th Division Army Band; Young Honor Guard did an amazing job hoisting our flag for the first time; Ribbon Cutting; Presentation of the HSB Student-built Military Benches for the Memorial; Pepe's Food Truck; & due to bad weather the Air Force A-10 Flyover was cancelled and the Great Idaho GlowTato in the spud shaped van couldn't make it over the Hill. HSB Legion, VFW Post 63, HSB Veterans, HSB First Responders, Veterans & Patriot MC Assn, Combat Vets and many other veterans and first responders joined us to Dedicate the HSB Veterans Memorial. To view footage, click here and click here.
HSB High School students built these Veterans Memorial Benches under the direction of Eric Moore! Metal & Powder Coating donated by Baretto Mfg.
Come celebrate the new HSB Veterans Memorial with us on November 11, 2022 from 2-5 pm at Woods Veterans Memorial Park!
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 bridge into Horseshoe Bend beside the Payette River, to house the Veterans Memorial. The community celebrated with a Ceremony on Veterans Day, 2020; and a Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day, 2022. Our next event is Veterans Day, November 11, 2022 at Woods Veterans Memorial Park - please join us from 2-5 pm! Donations to the Veterans Memorial are being accepted here.
Clearly visible from Highway 55/Payette River Scenic Byway bridge into Horseshoe Bend, the Memorial will be a giant metal Horseshoe, and will eventually have an eternal flame within its upright curves. The Horseshoe is set atop a 6' diameter, 3' tall octagonal concrete base embedded with seven bronze seals representing each military branch.
Benches built by members of the HSB High School Class and hardscaping will surround the Memorial. Standing next to the Memorial will be a 6' tall and 20' long Wall of Heroes, which will hold 450 gorgeous nameplates to honor all Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem Valley veterans and first responders. Centered behind the Wall, a 35' flagpole and American Flag was installed by Marty Broom just prior to the May 30, 2022 Dedication Ceremony in Woods Veterans Memorial Park. Uplighting of the Veterans Memorial, Wall of Heroes, Flag and flagpole will surround the Memorial, thanks to Shawn Surgeon, and Northwest Hardscaping Specialties is donating paving work.
All of the work on the Woods Veterans Memorial Park, the Veterans Memorial and Wall of Heroes is being done locally in the Horseshoe Bend valley by our trucking, aggregate, design, engineering, metal, concrete, masonry, dirt-moving, hardscaping, electrical, powder-coating, laser etching, irrigation, landscaping and other artists and craftsmen within our community and the greater veteran community - please thank them!!
Participating Local Companies & Craftsmen:
Steve Dobson, Don Hess, Mike Madarieta and crew at Dobson Gravel: soil testing, scraping, hauling aggregates and rolling gravel parking lot and pad for Veterans Memorial at Woods Veterans Memorial Park; Doug Bergey surveying and staking; Premier Aggregates donation of 1000 yards of pit run and 340 yards of 3/4 road mix from the HSB Pit, and 48 truckloads of topsoil; Ryno Engineering laid the topsoil and executed the runoff design; Backcountry DirtWorx, Cookson Construction, Mike Renfro/Blue Mule Hauling and Ryno Engineering did the trucking & hauling of donated aggregates; David & Kristin Bailey, Bailey Engineering/LandproDATA, Design and Engineering Plans for Veterans Memorial and Wall of Heroes, and Woods Veterans Memorial Park, including donation of funds to complete Survey; Marty Broom - installation of 35' Flagpole, and custom built 3'x6' concrete round base for Memorial (installed July 18, 2022), and custom built 6'x20' concrete concrete footings for the Veterans Memorial and Wall of Heroes (installed October 28, 2022); Luke Baretto, Baretto Mfg, Laser Cut-out and donation of Metal for 8' Horseshoe, metal mold for octagon concrete base for Horseshoe, donation of metal & powder-coating for HSB High School Student-Built Benches, use of lift equipment to raise 35 foot flagpole & massive Horseshoe, donation of metal for the Veteran Nameplates to be placed on our Wall of Heroes; Bo Fisher, Glenn Brooks and Marty Karling of FabCo, creation and welding of our magnificent custom 8' Horseshoe and creation of eternal flame metal artwork; Shawn Surgeon, assisted by Uriah Womack, Woods Veterans Memorial Park electric needs, Memorial & Wall of Heroes Lighting; Blaine Bergin II/Northwest Hardscaping Specialties - donation of time and 50% discount on materials for pavers/hardscaping; Todd Sellman, Primary Electric, donation of labor for installation of 400 amp power; Shaleesa Stevens and Kristin Bailey, Design & Rendering of Memorial and Wall of Heroes; Mike Briggs, Custom Laser Engraving of Veteran Nameplates; and the magnificent Student-crafted Metal Benches - HSB High School 2021/2022 Shop Class.
References for HSB Veterans Nameplates: Horseshoe Bend and Jerusalem Veteran Stories by Donald E. Fry; Horseshoe Bend Pioneer Cemetery Board of Directors; Steve Jacobsmeyer outreach to local veterans to add names at HSBVetMemorial@gmail.com
HUGE thank you to all of the amazing entertainers who donated their time and talents for our Veterans Memorial & Wall of Heroes Concert Fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 2 to 6 pm with free admission -
Woods Veterans Memorial Park in HSB (across Hwy 55 from Riverside Restaurant) - moved to City Park due to rain
LIVE MUSIC, Food Truck & Fun!! HSB Elementary School Children: It's a Grand Old Flag; ; The L+J Experience; Watson's Mystery Cafe & Spirits Comedy Improv Troup; Buddy DeVore & the Faded Cowboys; The Hungry Shepard Food Truck & FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The Chamber raised $1,212.75 with a huge turnout from our Horseshoe Bend community.
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
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 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!
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