This information was provided by the city of Battle Ground.
BATTLE GROUND — The City of Battle Ground will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony held at the Battle Ground Community Center on Fri., Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.
Community members should note that this is a change of venue; the ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, but has changed due to predicted weather conditions. The Battle Ground Community Center is located at 912 E. Main St., in Battle Ground.
City officials invite the community to gather with them to honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and to remember 31 honored veterans, local sons who died in service to our country and whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial.
A Yellow Ribbon event to support the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Fund will be held on Wed., Nov. 9, from 5-8 p.m., at the Battle Ground Burgerville located at 217 W. Main St., where 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Fund. Learn more about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial here.
The city is honored to have nine employees who, before they served the community, served the country in the U.S. Armed Forces. These nine men, veterans who represent every branch of service — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, will be recognized at tonight’s City Council meeting,on the city’s website and on the city’s Facebook page, as accounts of their service will be shared.
Those nine veterans are:
- Dave Petty, Public Works Senior Maintenance Worker / U.S. Navy
- Eli Shaw, Community Development Building Inspector / U.S. Marine Corps
- Bob Richardson, Chief of Police / U.S. Army
- Cal Newton, Public Works Supervisor / U.S. Army
- Devin Scroggins, Community Work Crew Chief / U.S. Coast Guard
- John Graves, Police Officer / U.S. Marine Corps
- Chad Schwatka, Public Works Engineering Technician / U.S. Coast Guard
- Ed Michael, Police Officer / U.S. Navy
- Roy Butler, Police Lieutenant / U.S. Air Force