Community invited to join virtual remembrance on Memorial Day, Mon., May 25, at 11 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Memorial Day, the last day in May of each year, is set aside to remember those that gave their last full measure of devotion to our nation. In years’ past the Battle Ground community has gathered together at its Veterans Memorial for a ceremony to honor local men and all those who died in service. A formal ceremony will not be held this year.
City officials and residents will, nevertheless, pause to remember the 31 local men who lost their lives in service to their country and whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial.
“We will not forget these men this Memorial Day, nor any other day,’’ stated a news release from the city of Battle Ground.
The public is invited to join a virtual event on Memorial Day at 11 a.m.
“Wherever you may be, to take a moment and join us in remembering the Battle Ground area men and all men and women across the land who gave their all in defense of our nation,’’ stated the news release from the city of Battle Ground.Video courtesy City of Battle Ground, WA
Remembering and honoring the 31 Battle Ground-area men who died in service and whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial:
World War II
Julius J. Bergman, Otto O. Burgstahler, Edmond H. Condon, Jack O. Freel, Bruce C. Green,
Joe J. Pancoska, Elmer E. Pellett, William A. Pelto, Archie C. Peru, Albert E. Sarkinson,
Paul H. Snider, Sheldon E. Tessendorf, William A. Uskoski, Leonard A. Wallace, Milton E. Winston,
Walter G. Wright
Raymond E. Carpenter, Daniel B. Cheney, Richard A. Hostikka, Dale R. Lindberg, Alvin L. Lowery
Timothy G. Mattson, Monte V. Thomas, Donald F. Thulin
Global War on Terror: Afghanistan
Bryce D. Howard, Andrew J. Shields, Jonah D. McClellan
Global War on Terror: Iraq
Cedric E. Bruns, Kane M. Funke, Jeremiah J. Johnson
Information provided by city of Battle Ground.