A site in progress

Mid-July, 2010: This site was created with the intentions of making live webcams of the memorial available to the public. A solar-powered transmission unit is currently being installed at the site that will transmit the video streams down to a server in the valley.

A little about the memorial...

November 14, 2003: In the cold and blustery morning of Veterans Day a cadre of men and women from American Legion Post 49 and others gathered at Freezeout Hill to pay tribute to veterans by lowering the American flag to half-mast. The stark black and white POW/MIA flag was also lowered in tandem in memory of our nation's POW/MIAs. The tribute was just the latest of several that have taken place at the site since its initial dedication a little over a year ago.

The completion of the brick walkway, retaining wall, and stone wall have effectively tied the monument and flagpole into a cohesive memorial site. The walkway already contains 491 engraved bricks dispersed throughout the wedge shaped segments and additional orders continue to be taken. When you read the various inscriptions they seem to evoke a snapshot of the diversity of our nation. They pay respect to members of our armed forces, veterans, firemen, policemen, doctors, lawyers, politicians, mothers, fathers, children, as well as aunts and uncles. There are bricks for local residents as well as others from across the country and surnames that tend to reflect a multitude of nationalities.

--- Jim Olson