Memorial
overview

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 shape

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 pentagons

The Branches

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.

The Tributes

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.

Purple Heart

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

FRONT:

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.  

SIDE 2

DIAMOND DONOR LEVEL

will list names

SIDE 5

PLATINUM DONOR LEVEL

will list names

SIDE 3

RIGHT CORNER

MHVMA Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee

SIDE 4

Will have names of who designed and business that help to construct the memorial.  

Testimonials on the Memorial

We have been involved in several wonderful Veteran's Memorial Projects throughout our great state. Much thought and hard work is put into them from many volunteers. The design for the Mount Horeb Veteran's Memorial is one of the more unique ideas we have seen. The main center monument is solemn, yet powerful-looking in appearance. The idea of the actual hand-print of a veteran on the Purple Heart tribute is truly moving. The entire concept of the park was very well thought out. The Mount Horeb community will have reason to be extremely proud of this wonderful memorial honoring all Veterans for generations to come!

Jeff Wetzel
Archie Monument and Stone

Don, you and your Veterans group have done extraordinary work on this project and I am so impressed. The pictures and YouTube videos touched my heart and my emotions. Having worked at the Veterans Hospital for 40 years, I have gained great admiration and respect for veteran and I want to thank you all for your service. I was in Normandy, France a couple years ago and saw Omaha Beach, museums and the American cemetery. That will forever be imprinted in my memory. Thank you so much for sharing your project!

Betty Kalscheur

The video and design of the Veterans Memorial is stunningly BEAUTIFUL! What a vision! Thanks for sharing. It is about time our veterans are recognized for their service in protecting this country. A lot of tears will be shed when this Memorial is revealed. This will touch the hearts of many families. I am excited to donate to such a heart-warming project!

Vera Courtney