Veterans honored at annual event

Veterans November 5, 2022. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Museum
Veterans November 5, 2022. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Museum

There were 77 people in attendance, including 18 veterans and all branches of the service were represented

AMBOY – On Nov. 5, the 35th Annual Community Celebration Honoring Our Veterans was held, co-hosted by North Clark Historical Museum and Mt. Valley Grange #79.  There were 77 people in attendance, including 18 veterans.  All branches of the service were represented. 

Gift boxes from “Operation Gratitude,” donated by Kyle Andrews, were handed out to all veterans.

Alan Hunter, United States Marine Corp, was the veteran speaker.  He served from 1966 to 1968.  He spoke on his experiences at Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, and Viet Nam.  

The organization highlighted was the Friends of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill.  Pete Catching spoke on the history of the Grist Mill and on the renovation by the Friends group.  

Entertainment was provided by the Amboy Middle School Band eighth grade students, Jeremey Gallagher, director.  Danae Castle provided a patriotic song medley. Flag presentation was by John Nanny, Doug Facundus, and Don Marsh of American Legion Tum Tum Post #168.

A pie and ice cream social held before the program, and a pie auction held at the end of the program, provided funds for the Mt. Valley Grange.  A door prize raffle benefited North Clark Historical Museum. 

A Patriotic Quilt, made and donated by the Chelatchie Quilters, was won by Ann Van Antwerp, United States Marine Corp and United States Army Reserves.

Ann Van Antwerp, USMC & Army Reserves. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Musuem
Ann Van Antwerp, USMC & Army Reserves. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Museum

The raffle quilt, “Wild Flowers”, was won by Rachel Mendez of Battle Ground.  She had attended the Fall Bazaar and Craft Show at the Museum in October and purchased her tickets there. The raffle quilt was made by the Chelatchie Quilters.  The quilt raffle sales benefit the Museum’s Capital Improvement Fund.

The North Clark Historical Museum was founded in 1988 and is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The doors were opened in June of 2000.  Mission Statement:   To preserve North Clark County’s natural and cultural history through collections and exhibits, and to sponsor educational programs and research opportunities for the enrichment of the public. 


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Anna Miller
Anna Miller
2 months ago

God Bless our Veterans. We owe everything to them!

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