Monday, May 29, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“In Memory of many, In honor of all, Thank you for your service”
The 14th Annual Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony will honor the nearly 400 veterans from Blaine County laid to rest at the Hailey Cemetery. This year’s theme is “In Memory of Many, In Honor of all, Thank you’’. Memorial Day is a day to share the memory and honor those whose lives were lost in defense of this great country. Please join the Hailey Cemetery for a community gathering in remembrance of our fallen Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who we must never forget. It is a time we can thank them for their service and the freedoms they gave us.
We will be joined by the Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guard and the Idaho Army National Guard. Music by the members from the Boise Highlander Bagpipers will be a highlight as well as a presentation by Girls Scouts of Silver Sage, Honored Guest Speakers, other musical selections, poem readings, and more.
Four vintage military fighter planes from the Warhawk Air Museum of Nampa, Idaho will be performing a flyover and the “missing man” tribute at approximately 11:30 am.
Our skies will welcome two P-51 Mustangs and two Curtiss P-40’s. The pilots and aircraft providing the flyover this year will be:
1. Mark Peterson – P-51 Mustang Pilot – Private business owner who lives in Boise
2. Jim Thomas – P-40E Kittyhawk (Shark mouth on front) pilot – Private business owner who lives in Livermore, Calif.
3. John Hinton – P-40N Warhawk (Parrot head on front) pilot – works for Fighter Rebuilders in Chino, Calif
4. John Maloney – P-51 Mustang Pilot – Vice President of Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif.
The Warhawk Museum of Nampa, Idaho proudly houses the Aviation Technology of World War 1, World War ll, the Korean War, The Vietnam War and thousands of personal wartime memorabilia commending and preserving Veterans’ histories.
The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from Friday May 26th to Monday May 29 with American Flags placed on every known veteran’s gravesite.
We encourage everyone to come help us honor the true meaning of Memorial Day. While we can never fully repay our debt to America’s fallen warriors, we can remember their
service and honor their sacrifice.
For more information, please call 208-720-7395 OR 208-788-2007.
Special thank yous to Mr. Jay Cutler and Steve Ferguson. More Thank yous to Mr. Wayne Burke and his incredible Cemetery Maintenance Crew.
We couldn’t have done it without all the volunteers – you made a wonderful day come true!
Always and Forever ..Remember the fallen|
Video by Steve Ferguson, Sun Video Productions – Sun Valley, Idaho