on the 4th of July 2001 in Ennis, Montana, this Veterans' Memorial
is unique in many aspects. This Memorial is the only one in the
Nation commemorating all those who honorably served during times
of war or peace, living or deceased, and resident or nonresident.
Battles, dates and/or units may also be remembered.
Memorial continues into perpetuity, since additional
bricks are dedicated each year. All funds contributed maintain
and improve the Memorial. Families, friends and those in the same
unit are grouped together when possible. Names of veterans from
39 different states adorn our walls. Remembered are those who
served from the French and Indian War to those currently serving
on active duty.
total of 1202 bricks consisting of 1097 individual and 105 in the battle, date and/or
unit categories, are featured. There is a story associated with each of these.
All ranks from Private/Seaman/ Airman to General/Admiral are mentioned. A virtual
history of our Nation's important dates and battles is also located on the walls.
centerpiece of the Memorial is a sixty-foot lighted flagpole, flying the National
Colors. Forming an impressive 120-degree arc around the Colors are seven ten-foot
flagpoles that fly the flag of each branch of the service, the Montana State Flag,
and the POW/MIA Flag. The river rock based flagpole contains bronze logos from
each branch of the service that are three-feet in diameter. A bronze life sized
statue of a cowboy entitled "Veterans Legacy" by local artist Dave Lemon
stands guard over the Memorial.
themes of the Memorial are FREEDOM HAS A PRICE and IF YOU DON'T
REMEMBER THEM, WHO WILL? If you know an individual who deserves
to be commemorated, or a battle, date or unit you wish to be remembered,
please complete in the application/order