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 27, 2024, at 11 am, as the community comes together to commemorate Memorial Day. We seek 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 24th, 2024, we will be setting out flags and carnations to honor over 440 veterans’ graves. The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from dusk Friday May 24 to dusk Monday May 27th.

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, Randy Bird, Katie Alloway, Wayne Burke, Benito Martinez, Geegee Lowe

     ”We honor the true meaning of Memorial Day.”
“We take this time to remember and honor the men and women who have given their lives for this great country.
Let us reflect on their courage, their sacrifice, and their dedication to a cause greater than themselves.
And let us recommit ourselves to the cause of freedom, justice, and democracy, so that the legacy of
our fallen heroes will live on for generations to come.
We continue to mourn their loss, but most of all, we celebrate their lives.”  

American Legion National Commander Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola

11:00 am – Monday May 27, 2024
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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
from the
Hailey Memorial Day Committee

Caritas Chorale - Boise Highlanders
Higher Ground - USS Idaho Commissioning Committee Tony Kevin - Atkinson’s Market - American Legion Auxiliary #24 - The Upper Bigwood Grange #192 - The 124th Fighter Wing - Gowen Field - Mountain Home Air Force Honor Guard - Idaho Proscapes, Inc - Marie’s Hummingbird Gardens - Linda Torondella Elie - Ann & Sonya Van Every - The Chamber of Hailey & The Wood River Valley - Clear Creek Disposal - Wayne Clayton - B & G Dirt Works LLC - Shawn & Stefany Mahoney - J.C. Events - Luke Whalen- The Idaho Mountain Express - Roland Lane - Beverly & Michael DeChevrieux - in memory of Kenny Drussel & Gavin Mc Donald - Larry & Cathy Schiers - Bob and April MacLeod
Keith and Janis Nelson - Nelson’s Auto Service
Professional Roofing - Mike & Kay White Chairs
Mike & Irene Healey - in memory of Teddie Daley
Richard & Pamela Tucker - Eye on Sun Valley
Jim & Laurie Moss - Sun Video Productions - Steve Ferguson-Theodore Waddell & Lynn Campion - Webb Landscape
Thank you to all our
Amazing Volunteers:
Hailey Fire Dept., Wood River Fire & Rescue - Cathy & Heidi Schiers, Tammy Young, Joyce Fogg, - Mary Mc Lanahan, Ted & Leila Angle, Joan Davies, - Kate Dobbie, Sheri & Scott Thomsen, Amari Caballero, - Tammy Young, Betty Grant, John Primrose, - Carol, Kaylynne Melkesian and Jessie, Peggy Miller - The Hailey Cemetery Maintenance District Board - Nancy Harakay, Carol Knight, Mary Mills, and Randy & Mary Bird. -
A very special thank you to our
Audio Man - Jay Cutler

A Tremendous Thank You to Benito and Idaho Proscapes, anyone we forgot to list - you are thanked!

Without you this event would not have been possible.
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