City of Battle Ground to Commemorate Memorial Day

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.

The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial was fully funded and constructed by donations, evidence of the community’s commitment to honoring those who serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial was fully funded and constructed by donations, evidence of the community’s commitment to honoring those who serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

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.

Bordering the wall are over 100 bricks, each engraved with the name of a veteran along with the branch of service and years he or she served. The bricks are purchased by family members and loved ones to recognize the service of a veteran. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Bordering the wall are over 100 bricks, each engraved with the name of a veteran along with the branch of service and years he or she served. The bricks are purchased by family members and loved ones to recognize the service of a veteran. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

“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

Korea

Jack Hanley

Vietnam

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.

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