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Battle Ground Veterans Memorial
The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2015.  The names of 31 honored veterans, local service men who died in service to our country, are engraved on the wall of the memorial. 

The Memorial was fully funded and constructed by donations, evidence of the community's steadfast commitment to honoring those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who died protecting our freedom.

The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial is located in Kiwanis Park at 422 SW 2nd Ave in Battle Ground. The Memorial is open to the public 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.

Battle Ground Veterans Memorial
           

Memorial Day 2016

2016 Memorial Day Ceremony The 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at the BG Veterans Memorial was a moving tribute to 31 local veterans and all U.S. service men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. 

Mayor Philip Johnson, U.S. Army, retired, lead the ceremony that began with the presentation of colors by the Battle Ground High School Air Force JROTC.  The fallen were honored by a reading of the names, and verses from Bivouac of the Dead and The Mother of a Soldier were read by Mayor Johnson. The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps by Battle Ground High School Student Steve Montecucco. 

Among the nearly 100 attendees was U.S Army Veteran Lew Waters who filmed the ceremony and posted it to YouTube in 3 parts. 
Part 1 Memorial Day Ceremony
Part 2 Memorial Day Ceremony
Part 3 Memorial Day Ceremony 

 

 


Dedication Ceremony - November 11, 2015

After 6 years of fundraising and 9 months of construction, the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 2015. Over 400 community members attended the ceremony, designed to honor and recognize veterans and active military who have served, fought and died for the freedom we enjoy today. 
          
The Memorial was fully funded and constructed by donations, evidence of the community's steadfast commitment to this project. Over a quarter of a million dollars in products and services were donated by 34 local contractors and vendors to make this project a reality.

Thanks to all those who contributed to the project:
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Purchase a Brick to Honor a Veteran

Honor and recognize a Veteran who has served our country and protected our freedom by purchasing a brick in the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial. Engraved bricks may honor Veterans living or deceased, and are displayed at the base of the Memorial. Funds raised through these brick sales help to pay for the maintenance and operation of the Veterans Memorial. Bricks are engraved and installed on an annual basis, prior to Memorial Day.

Each brick displays the veteran's name, branch of service, and dates of service, and is an excellent way to commemorate a loved one or a friend. The cost of a brick is $250. To place your order, download the order form and mail it to the Parks Foundation or purchase online.


Building the Memorial - 2015
Pictures of the Progress
Breaking Ground

      
                                                                       
   
About the Veterans Memorial Project