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