Borah High School lost more graduates in Vietnam and Iraq than any other high school in Idaho, losing four in Vietnam and two in Iraq by 2004.
With contributions from people in the community and local businesses, it took less than a year for Borah alumni and the school to get the memorial in place.
With all the names of the fallen soldiers, the memorial was dedicated on April 15th, 2005. Families of the four Borah former students who were killed in Vietnam attended that dedication. Since then, another name of a Borah student who served in Iraq was added to the memorial. The Borah graduate, who helped make it all possible, says one of the names on the plaque was one of his classmates.
"When I went to Borah, I was in ROTC. It was during the Vietnam war, not the most popular thing, but we were taught at a young age then to honor those that served and that's why this memorial was put together," said Mike Johnson, Borah High Alumni.
For Veterans Day, members of the student body and the ROTC, put a wreath on that memorial to honor those former Borah High School students who gave their life for their country.