Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day
Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day
Video by Steve Ferguson,
Sun Video Productions Sun Valley, Idaho
While visiting cemeteries, you may notice coins on headstones of military personnel. A coin left on a grave site is a message to the deceased Soldier’s family that someone has visited the grave to pay respect.
Coins on a Grave
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of Veterans, especially those who gave their life while serving in America’s military. These meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin. The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military personnel dates back to the Roman Empire.
Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited. A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him or her in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the Soldier when he or she was killed.
Please join us on Monday, May 29, 2023, at 11 am, as we pay our heartfelt tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom.
As a community, we will come together to honor not only our veterans and active military personnel, but also all those who are tirelessly working to keep us safe. We are incredibly grateful for their unwavering commitment and sacrifice.
Leading up to the ceremony, on Friday, May 26th, 2023, we will be decorating over 420 veterans’ graves with flags and carnations. The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from dusk Friday to dusk Monday May 29th.
This solemn tradition is a way for us to show our appreciation for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Additionally, we will place a Memorial wreath on the Blaine County Veterans monument in the cemetery.
We will keep you up to date on the ceremony, including the event schedule and other important details. The Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day Committee is looking forward to gathering to celebrate our veterans and first responder community.
Ray Grosvenor, Marsha Reimann, Katie Alloway, Randy Bird, Wayne Burke, Benito Martinez, Geegee Lowe
We 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. ~
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
11:00 am – Monday May 29, 2023
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If you wish to donate, simply send your contribution to Hailey Cemetery, PO Box 4515, Hailey ID 83333., with checks payable to: Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day Committee
If you are interested in helping with the event, we welcome all support for putting together a memorable day. For more information, please call 208-720-7395 OR 208-788-2007.
2022 THANK YOU'S
Atkinson’s Market – Albertsons
American Legion Auxiliary #24
Idaho Proscapes, Inc – Mark & Margie Balcos
Jim & Laurie Moss – Steven K. Crosser
Linda Torondella Elie – Ann & Sonya Van Every
The Chamber of Hailey & The Wood River Valley
Cynthia Unger DDS – Clear Creek Disposal
High Desert Sports – Betty Grant –
B & G Dirt Works LLC
Shawn & Stefany Mahoney – Luke Whalen
Idaho Mt. Express – Roland Lane
Margie & Jim Hill – Larry & Cathy Schiers
Bob and April MacLeod – Mahoney’s Bar & Grill
Keith and Janis Nelson – Nelson’s Auto Service
Professional Roofing – Mike & Kay White Events
Mike & Irene Healey – in memory of Teddie Daley
Patrick McMahon – Tara Bella Flowers
Richard & Pamela Tucker – Eye on Sun Valley
Sun Video Productions – Steve Ferguson
Shorty’s Restaurant – Waddell Fine Art
Webb Landscape – Boise Highlanders
Jane’s Artifacts – Jay Cutler
Hallmark Idaho Properties – Bob & Debra Hall
Thank you to all our Amazing Volunteers:
Hailey Fire Dept., Wood River Fire & Rescue, Wayne Burke, Cathy, Larry & Heidi Schiers,
Tammy Young, Joyce Fogg, Mary McManus,
Ted & Leila Angle, Joan Davies, Richard Fife
Sheri, Scott & Lauren Thomsen & Family,
Russ Mikel, Tammy Young, Ron Taylor,
Higher Ground – Brienne Costa, Erin Rheinschild, Tricia Wood, Randy & Mary Bird, John Primrose, Ryan Jensen, The Upper Bigwood Grange #192,
366th Mountain Home AFB Honor Guard,
124th Fighter Wing Gowen Field Boise, Idaho
Without you this event would not have been possible. Anyone we forgot to list – you are thanked!. A very special thank you to our Audio Man – Jay Cutler – A Tremendous Thank You to Benito and Idaho Proscape, Mr. Wayne Burke, and the Board of the Hailey Cemetery Maintenance District for the beautiful cemetery we have today. ~