Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony


“Honor their sacrifice, continue their dream…”

Thank you for your service.

Hailey Memorial Day 2018
American Legion Auxillary #24 – Albertson’s – Betty Grant
Ann & Sonya VanEvery – Atkinson’s Market – Cindy Ward – Copy & Print
B & G Dirt Works LLC- DL Evans Bank – Deon & Phyllis Wells
Blaine County Title Assoc – Charles & Helen McMains
Boulder Mtn. Property Mgmt – Sheri Thomas
Clear Creek Disposal – Galena Engineering – REMAX
The Chamber of Hailey & The Wood River Valley
Cynthia Unger DDS – Dale & Jeanne Ewersen – Jim Moss
Dang’s Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar – DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant
Hallmark Idaho Properties – John Mills – KMVT – Hawley Graphics
High Desert Sports – Harrison Insurance and Financials
Idaho Mt. Express – Roland Lane – Les Schwab Tire Center
Idaho Proscapes, Inc – Larry & Cathy Schiers
Wood River Electric – Sandra Ovard – Richard W. Fife
Linda Rotondella Elie – Margie & Jim Hill
The Third Floor Salon – Richard Stahl – Webb Landscape
Mahoney’s Bar & Grill – Nelson Auto Service
Michelle Johnson/Bernie Johnson – Patrick J McMahon
Mike & Irene Healey – Pepsi Cola of Twin Falls
Power Engineers – R.L. & P.A. Campbell – The Weekly Sun
Steven K. Crosser – Reggy J Christensen Ins Agency
Upper Big Wood River Grange 192
Richard & Pamela Tucker – Scott Miley Roofing
Shorty’s Restaurant – Scott Stephenson, Sun Video Prod.
Waddell Fine Art – Silver Creek Outfitters
Valley of the Peace Lutheran Church

Thank you to all our Amazing Volunteers
Tammy Young, Amari Caballero, Sandy Ovard,
Marsha Riemann, Katie Alloway, Dawn Peterson,
Sheri & Scott & Lauren Thomsen, Jeannie Bradshaw, Sasha Tahoski,
Mimi Heinreid, Sierra Copenbarger,
Heather Crocker, Olivia & Frances Camilli, Joyce Fogg,
Lindsay & Gretchen & Becca Atienza, Lydia Rutherford,
Hadley Cabitto, Gentrey Cabitto, Tracey Thomas,
Maya Ouellett, Scout Shearer, Aimsley Shearer,
Alex Bingham, Jacob Landis, Linda Vick, Russ Mikel.
Shaun Mahoney, Cal Nevland, Kay & Michael White and.anyone we forgot to list – you are thanked!.

A very special thank you to our Audio Man – Jay Cutler
A Tremendous Thank You to Mr. Wayne Burke, Tad Mulum, Idaho Proscape,
Sue Engelman and the Board of the Hailey Maintenance District
for the Beautiful cemetery we have today.

The 17th Annual Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony honored the nearly 400 veterans from Blaine County laid to rest at the Hailey Cemetery. This year’s theme was “Honor the Sacrifice, continue the dream’’.
Memorial Day is a day to share the memory and honor those whose lives were lost in defense of this great country. Hailey Cemetery is the location 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 have given us.
We were joined in 2018 by Mountain Home Air Force Base Honor Guard, the Navy Operational Support Center and the Idaho Army National Guard in between rain showers and it was an amazing show of folks – we thank you for taking the time to join us in honoring the fallen.  Music was made by the members from the Boise Highlander Bagpipers and A Few Good Men, as well as thoughtful speeches by  Honored Guest Master of Ceremonies, LTC Douglas Uphoff USARMY NG IDARNG, Honored Key note Speaker Brigadier General William B. Richy – Director of the Joint Staff; Idaho National Guard; acting Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Idaho Military Division and local Guest Speaker, RET. Lieutenant Commander, Richard W. Fife, US Navy. The Girls Scouts of Silver Sage hosted refreshments. The skies were not able to stabilize to commemorate our veterans with a Warhawk flyover as a memorial tribute.  But in our minds we thought of them, as in years past.
We thank the four vintage military fighters from the Warhawk Air Museum of Nampa, Idaho for being there ready to perform a flyover and the “missing man” tribute at approximately 11:30 am weather permitting.
Many thanks to the pilots that would have graced our skies with the two P-51 Mustangs and two Curtiss P-40’s in the past. The pilots and aircraft providing the flyover :
1. Mark Peterson – P-51 Mustang Pilot
2. Jim Thomas – P-40E Kittyhawk (Shark mouth on front) pilot
3. John Hinton – P-40N Warhawk (Parrot head on front) pilot
4. John Maloney – P-51 Mustang Pilot
The Hailey Cemetery was decorated from dusk Friday May 25th to dusk Monday May 28th with American Flags and a carnation placed on every known veteran’s gravesite.
We always 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 and their families, we can remember their service and honor their sacrifice. For more information, please call 208-720-7395 OR 208-788-2007.  See you in 2019.

The Warhawk Museum of Nampa, Idaho is an outstanding military history museum in Nampa, Idaho for known for it’s historic Warbirds and war planes and personal memorabilia from World War 1, World War ll, the Korean War, The Vietnam War commending and preserving Veterans’ histories.

The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from Friday May 25th to Monday May 28th 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

With gratitude to our 2017 supporters:

Accounting & Financial Solutions, P.C.
American Legion Auxiliary #24
B&G Dirt Works, LLC
Boulder Mtn. Property Management (Sheri Thomas)
Campbell, R.L. & P.A.
Christensen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Cynthia Unger DDS
D.L. Evans Bank
Richard W. Fife
Debra Hall – Hallmark Properties
Hailey Cemetery
Kathleen Harrison
Hawley Graphics
Hailey Sport & Spine – Kim Mazik
High Desert Sports
Idaho Mountain Express
Impact Auto Body
Michele & Bernie Johnson
L.L. Greens
Les Schwab Tire Center
Mahoney’s Bar & Grill
Christy A. Mc Pherson CPA
Jim Moss
Power House
Professional Roofing
Shorty’s Restaurant
Cindy Ward – Sun Valley Real Estate
The Chamber – Hailey, Wood River Valley
The Third Floor Salon
The Weekly Sun
Valley of Peace Lutheran Church
Waddell Fine Art
Luke Whalen D.D.S
Windycity Arts, Inc.

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