The Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial was carefully designed to incorporate a variety of features in tribute to the men and women in uniform. Read on below to learn more about the unique attributes of the Memorial and how they tie together.
Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial Association
Honoring Those Who Served
The Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial incorporates various design features honoring all branches of the Armed Forces. It is the mission of the Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial Association to recognize the effort and sacrifice provided to our country by the many veterans who have called and still call Mount Horeb home.
Veterans Memorial Features
The Flag Circle
There are a total of 10 flags in the Memorial. The United States Flag is the most prominent. It will be a 6′ by 10′ flag on a 40′ pole. The five flags on 35′ poles will be represented by flying the flags of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. They will be in a circle around the Mount Horeb Freedom Tower. Each pillar in the tower represents a branch of the service.
The entire Memorial footprint represents the United States Pentagon. 5 sides, 5 points, 5 pillars, all represent the power of 5, the 5 Branches of the Military. The Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the strength it portrays to our country and the world is why our Memorial will have this distinct look.
Mt. Horeb Freedom Tower
The original concept for the Mount Horeb Freedom Tower came from a candle holder with 4 pillars. A picture and sketch of the candle holder were taken to the Tech Ed teacher at Mt. Horeb High School in the spring of 2017, who assigned the design project to Senior student, Matthew Thompson who modified the design to incorporate a fifth pillar – with each pillar representing a branch of the military.
After Matthew drafted the plans using the School’s Computer-Aided Design and Drafting System, the Plans were taken to Archie Monument in Watertown, Wisconsin.
The structure will be made of white granite and placed atop a black granite pentagon. It will rise approximately 14 feet off the ground. Each pillar will represent a branch of the military, with each branch’s symbol or seal engraved in the black granite side of the pentagon below the pillar. Finally, a polished bronze bell will be placed on top of the tower for use during memorials honoring fallen veterans.
The American Pentagon will be made of black granite collared by two pieces of white granite. Engraved on the front of the Pentagon will be the United States Seal surrounded by the seals of each branch of the Military. Engraved on the back-side of the Pentagon will be an Eagle and the Flag of the United States.
American Legion PENTAGON
The American Legion Pentagon will be made of black granite collared by two pieces of white granite. Engraved on the front of the Pentagon will be the American Legion symbol and reference to Frank E. Malone American Legion Post 113. Engraved on the back-side of the Pentagon will be an Eagle and the Flag of the United States.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW Pentagon will be made of black granite collared by two pieces of white granite. Engraved on the front of the Pentagon will be the symbol of the VFW and a reference to Mount Horeb VFW Post 9511. Engraved on the back-side of the Pentagon will be an Eagle and the Flag of the United States.
POW | mia | KIA
The POW/MIA/KIA monument will be sponsored by the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Chapter IV and be engraved with the casualties of the Vietnam War on one side and casualties from other wars on the opposite side. The third side will have the Branches of the Military. The remaining two sides will have the POW and MIA symbols with an a bronze Fallen Soldier Statue.
This Red Granite monument will be dedicated to all who received our Nation’s oldest award, The Purple Heart, which was first given out by George Washington to soldiers wounded in the Revolutionary War. The monument will include a hand print made by a Purple Heart Recipient.
The hand print will be a very moving part of the monument because it’s cast from the hand print of a Navy Corpsman who served in Vietnam with the Marines tending to the wounded and dying. This Purple Heart Recipient’s DNA and Spirit are channeled into the stone and he was responsible for recommending the Purple Heart award to those he aided in combat.
By placing your hand on the print you will gather strength and healing from those who’ve placed their hand on the print before you.
Donor Marquee Monument
Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial Park
This space is dedicated solely to all veterans who served their county in military service.
It is a place that not only honors their service, but also their sacrifice, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their own life for the great nation.
DIAMOND DONOR LEVEL
will list names
PLATINUM DONOR LEVEL
will list names
MHVMA Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee
Will have names of who designed and business that help to construct the memorial.