Meridian remembers the fallen, buries time capsule at Rock of Honor

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 19:23:21-04

Folks in Meridian paid tribute at the Rock of Honor on Monday, May 29 -- reading names of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Dozens of community members attended the event at Kleiner Park, to honor the Meridian service men and women who served our country. 

As the community looked on, Boy Scouts of  Troop 119 laid a wreath at the monument, and a rifle salute followed. 

Mayor Tammy de Weerd says the Rock of Honor serves as a place of reflection for many on Memorial Day.

"I love the fact that our citizens have that patriotic appreciation and that they do come together as a community to honor our fallen and those who have served to protect our freedoms for our community and our nation," de Weerd said. 

And following this year's ceremony -- the burial of a time capsule for the City of Meridian.

The time capsule contains community and military memorabilia, and also includes a guest book signed by those in attendance. It's part of an Eagle Scout project for eighth-grader Matthew Siddoway. 

Siddoway says he can't wait until it's opened nearly three decades from now.

"I think it's really cool knowing that, in 25 years, I can come back and see what my Eagle Scout project has done for the city," Siddoway said.

The City of Meridian will open the time capsule in 2042.