City of Battle Ground will honor veterans on Nov. 11

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 of Battle Ground will honor veterans on Nov. 11
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held in Battle Ground on Fri., Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Normally, the event would be held at the Veterans Memorial in Kiwanis Park, however, due to wet weather predictions, this year’s event will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E. Main St. Photo courtesy of the city of Battle Ground
City of Battle Ground will honor veterans on Nov. 11
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held in Battle Ground on Fri., Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Normally, the event would be held at the Veterans Memorial in Kiwanis Park, however, due to wet weather predictions, this year’s event will be held at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E. Main St. Photo courtesy of the city of 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
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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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