THANKS FOR HELPING US MEET OUR FUNDS CHALLENGE! YOU HAVE HELPED US ENSURE THE BLACK HILLS WAR MONUMENT GETS DONE! PLEASE VISIT OUR BHWMA BOOTH AT THE EAFB AIRSHOW ON MAY 14/15. SEE YOU THERE!

HISTORY

On July 5, 1991, the Black Hills Veteran’s Monument was dedicated in a ceremony at Memorial Park. It was built as a joint effort between VFW Post 1273 and the EAFB community, led by 37 BMS B1 Project Officer Capt Ed Manzano. SD Sen Tom Daschle and BGen Thad Wolfe, the senior commander of the base in 1991, spoke at the dedication ceremony. The hexagon shaped memorial was placed on a large stone donated by Crazy Horse Memorial founder Ruth Ziolkowski, and contains plaques honoring BH veterans from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm/1st Iraqi War. 

Black Hills Veterans Memorial

OUR PLAN

The newly formed Black Hills War Monument Association, consisting of retired military members and civilian Gold Star relatives, has been planning an upgrade to the BH Veterans Monument since June 2021. Their upgrade will cover the War on Terror Conflicts from 2001-2021, also honoring Cold War and POW/MIA servicemen from the Black Hills. In addition, the monument upgrade will add military service flags, the POW MIA flag, and state of SD Flag to the monument site, and will erect walls of granite name, rank, and military branch of over 634 soldiers by name, rank and military branch, killed in wars over the past 100 years. The theme NEVER FORGET will be inscribed on the bottom of each slab of granite. Estimated dedication date is 11/11/22.

Black Hills War Monument Association

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ABOUT US


The Black Hills War Monument Association is a newly formed 501C3 non profit organization, dedicated to building and maintaining the Black Hills Veterans Monument, and educating local students as well as the local population, about the heroic military heritage of service members from the Black Hills of Western South Dakota. We plan to offer an annual prize to a local high school student as part of an essay contest on freedom. 

WALLS OF HONOR

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
– Elmer Davis

Alphabetical listing of Black Hills soldiers, sailors, and airmen from the *below listed counties, who gave their lives in defense of freedom for their fellow citizens, as well as countless citizens around the world. The BH Veterans Monument contains 145 names from WWI, 261 names from WWII, 43 names from Korean War, 43 names from Vietnam War, 17 names from the Cold War, 28 names from Iraq/Afghanistan War on Terror, and 96 names from BH POW-MIA listing. Each name will be viewable on the website BHWMA.org.

(*Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, Pennington, Bennett, Todd, Jackson counties). 

Click the links below to review the names of those who laid down their lives for their families, friends, and country. (coming soon)

FUNDING

The Black Hills Veterans Monument will be primarily funded by private and corporate donations. Interested citizens can donate by mail to the address listed below. A tax deductible receipt will be mailed to all donors.

Make checks payable to BHWMA:

Black Hills War Monument Association (BHWMA)
1601 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Ste 3-103
Rapid City SD, 57701

BHWMA is a 501C3 non profit and is registered in the state of South Dakota. For more info call 605-209-6283 or email us.

THANKS FOR HELPING US MEET OUR FUNDS CHALLENGE! YOU HAVE HELPED US ENSURE THE BLACK HILLS WAR MONUMENT GETS DONE! PLEASE VISIT OUR BHWMA BOOTH AT THE EAFB AIRSHOW ON MAY 14/15. SEE YOU THERE!

SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE LEVEL

$5-$499 Contribution

SILVER LEVEL

$500-$2,499 Contribution

GOLD LEVEL

$2,500-$9,999 Contribution

PLATINUM LEVEL

Contribution over $10,000

Become a sponsor and ensure the legacy of our fallen heroes is NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Contributions can be made in equal, monthly amounts.
Call 605-209-6283 for more info.

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