It's been five years and hundreds of hours of work, and now the Jefferson County Veterans Memorial is finally completed.
The memorial features 3,449 names of Jefferson County men and women who served in the armed forces from the Civil War to the present. Names were gathered by project chairman Gary Williams and other volunteers. Many names were submitted by the families of Jefferson County Veterans.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rigby Urban Renewal Agency and others were integral in the planning, design and funding of the memorial. The project was paid for with private donations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rigby Urban Renewal Agency. The total cost came to nearly $100,000.
Maintenance of the memorial is made possible by a Jefferson County tax levy that 72 percent of voters approved in 2008.
If you know of a Veteran from Jefferson County whose name is not listed on the memorial please contact Gary Williams at (208) 745-6740 or mail the information to him at 175 S 2nd West Rigby, ID 83442 or email the information to email@example.com
Special thanks need to go to Gary Williams for all the time and effort he put in to making this memorial a reality.