Fallen Firefighter Memorial Smokey Bear Historical Park, New Mexico

February 12, 2023

Bennie Long, Forester Supervisor of the Smokey Bear Historical Park (SBHP) inCapitan, New Mexico reached out to Big Statues to create a FallenFire Fighter Memorial. The purpose of this memorial is dedicated to honor the New Mexico WildlandFallen Firefighters and fire support personnel who lost their lives in the line ofduty, and to reflect on this memorial to help us remember the sacrifice that thesebrave, unselfish souls gave in paying the ultimate price. There are 32 namesplaced on the plaque. “This dream project could not have been possible without the kindness and patienceof Matt Glenn owner of Big Statues, LLC. in Provo, Utah. Who had the confidenceand gave me (Ms. Long) the courage and endurance to press on.” The dedication ceremony took place May 4, 2019 at 1:00pm during SmokeyBear Day’s, celebrating Smokey’s 75th anniversary in Capitan, NM at the SmokeyBear Historical Park.