Memorial Day 2021: Area residents gather to honor fallen veterans

Clark County Today shares some photos from the Memorial Day Observance at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Area residents, elected officials and community leaders gathered Monday at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks to honor fallen veterans at the 2021 Memorial Day Observance.

The event was organized by the Community Military Appreciation Committee and hosted in partnership with The Historic Trust, National Park Service, Clark County and the city of Vancouver. 

Music was performed by the 204th Army Band and Officer Rey Reynolds of the Vancouver Police Department performed the National Anthem and God Bless The USA

Guest speakers included Stacey Graham of The Historic Trust, National Park Service Superintendent Tracy Fortmann, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy and Minh Pham, who represented the Vietnamese community. Special remarks were delivered by Meredith McMackin, a Gold Star mother.

Echo Taps and a Rifle Salute was performed by the VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard.

CVTV is scheduled to air the event on Wednesday (June 2) at 8 p.m. on channel 23 or 323 HD. 

Photos by Andi Schwartz.

Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Lewis & Clark Young Marines
Vietnamese Honor Guard
204th Army Band
40 ET 8 Locomotive
Lewis & Clark Young Marines
40 ET 8 members
Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle
204th Army Band
204th Army Band
204th Army Band
VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Sen. Lynda Wilson, 17th Legislative District
Col. (Ret.) Larry J. Smith, CMAC
POW-MIA table
VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds
Vietnamese Honor Guard
Buffalo Soldiers Honor Guard
Col (Ret.) Michael Burton, CMAC
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle
Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy
Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy
Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds sang the National Anthem and God Bless the USA
Dove release
Dove release
Dove release
Dove release
Veteran salutes
204th Army Band
Gustav Baur, Portland Police Bag Pipe and a member of the Lewis & Clark Young Marines
Gold Star Mother Meredith McMackin, Minh Pham of the Vietnamese Community, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and NPS Superintendent Tracy Fortmann
Gustav Baur, Portland Police Bag Pipe leads procession to the laying of the wreath at the Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Rifle Salute by the VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, NPS Superintendent Tracy Fortmann, a member of the Lewis & Clark Young Marines, Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy, Vancouver Fire Chaplain Peter Schrater and Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds at the Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Minh Pham of the Vietnamese Community, Stacey Graham of The Historic Trust, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, NPS Superintendent Tracy Fortmann, a member of the Lewis & Clark Young Marines, Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy, Vancouver Fire Chaplain Peter Schrater and Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds at the Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Echo Taps by the VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Echo Taps by the VFW Post 7824 Honor Guard
Gustav Baur, Portland Police Bag Pipe leads procession from the laying of the wreath from the Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Gustav Baur, Portland Police Bag Pipe leads procession from the laying of the wreath from the Clark County Veterans War Memorial
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, NPS Superintendent Tracy Fortmann and Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy
Lewis & Clark Young Marines
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