About the Monument

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Spearfish Veterans Monument Committee is to build a lasting tribute to the men and women of Spearfish who have served in the United States Military. We will show those who have served and ensure a place for those who will serve.

Organization Info

The Spearfish Veterans Monument organization was conceived and developed as a joint effort of members of both the American Legion Post 164 and the Queen City VFW Post 5860. The joint committee envisioned a method by which Spearfish veterans of the Armed Forces of the US might be honored in perpetuity. With input from city planners, other veterans, construction and architectural professionals, they have designed a “living” monument to honor all men and women who have lived in Spearfish (57783 for at least one year) and have completed their term of service (or have been honorably discharged).

Officers & Directors

  • President/Director: Mitch Mechaley
  • Vice-President/Director: Patrick Lewellen
  • Treasurer/Director/Co-Chairman Fundraising: Doug Henwood
  • Director: Colin Hanzlik
  • Corporate Secretary: Melody Hanzlik
  • Director/Co-Chairman Fundraising: Matt E. Hardin
  • Director: Boyd Dean
  • Director: Rich Hauck

Active Members

  • Ken Hansen
  • Penny Williams
  • John R (Russ) Forney
  • Margaret Kleinsasser